1.26.2007

"What is it about working men and women that you find so offensive?"

Senator Ted Kennedy is a bit upset by Senate Republicans blocking the "clean" minimum wage bill. Republicans blocking this should really be ashamed of themselves.

2 comments:

Rfustero said...

What is really sad, is the proposed minimum wage still is not enough for most people to survive on.

It is one thing if a teenager is looking for part time work or someone wants to make a little extra money at a mom and pop business.

However, when you are a startting with a new family, or you dont want to go to college but would like to work in the retail busines-for instance the food industry , ir retail such as a department store(many of which are multimillion dollar business) $7.00 plus is not going to cut it.

When I worked for Giant in 1970, I started out at $5.50 and hour. When I retired I was making 21 dollars.
I was able to buy a car rent an apartment and go to college on 5.50.

30 years later Giant starting pay is 6.50 an hour and top pay is 15.

Trying buying a car and renting an apartment at 6.50/hour.

Andrew Kujan said...

I agree that the minimum wage raise is only part of the solution. It is a good start in the process of reversing the years of damage done to working people in this country.

Heck, I have a hard enough time renting in the city on $12 an hour.