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The Pennsylvania minimum wage is disgraceful

Watch this and your blood will boil:

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  1. Let’s not forget: if the minimum wage had kept pace with the increases in worker productivity it would currently be $24/hour.

    • Imagine if it had kept pace with the growth in CEO pay. The amount CEOs are paid is obscene, there is no way it can be justified.

  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (I can’t post images on William’s threads.) :mrgreen:

  3. Happy St. Patrick’s Day again! (I can’t post links on William’s threads, either.) :mrgreen:

  4. The opinion given by Ms. Stelle is both shameful and untrue. If people at the bottom have more money, they can spend more money and save some for emergencies. That stimulates the economy. Government has a direct interest in the welfare of its citizens. Thus, its role in setting a minimum wage is proper.

    I don’t see how any adult can work 40-hour week and live on $15k a year, even without children: housing costs would eat most of that right up. It needs to be at least double that. Many people on minimum wage are single parents. How can they manage on such low rates?

    Raises of the minimum wage should be automatic. Tie it to Congressional salary increases.

    She probably would be horrified if we had a national usury law. Before the repeal of Glass Stegall, most states limited interest rates to 4-6%. Compare that to 20%+ for credit cards and who knows how much for paycheck lending. Such rates hurt most those who make the least.

    In some states, an individual on SSI can’t have more than $2k in savings (“countable resources”), or their SSI checks are cut. How can they save for a car or even serious a car repair bill, or a serious home repair? Maybe that was sufficient 20 years ago. But now?

    Just another example of the people in power making rules, but not understanding we are not in the 1960’s any more. The rules are not keeping up with the current costs of living.

  5. Posted here because the utterly worthless comment system which goes by the name of “WordPress” won’t let me post links on William’s blogposts. 😡

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