Monday, September 2, 2019

A Parting Shot For Labor Day


Lady Anne said...

When I graduated from high school - the pterodactyl was still our national bird - the minimum wage was $1 an hour, and you could actually live on it. A one-bedroom apartment was $60 a month, so if you worked 40 hours, you could manage. Squeaky, but you could do it. And, FWIW, the early 60s were economically strong; a job was easy to get and a living wage meant people had money left over to spend on frivolities such as food and clothing.

Today, it is simply impossible. By law, MW is supposed to be tied to the cost of living, but it certainly isn't.

Sam said...

Amen to this post. And I am tired of people who play games on TV getting millions to do so.