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Low wage America

People think minimum wage is for young workers but the average age of someone on minimum wage is 36. Half of Congress is made up of millionaires.


People have a hard time understanding the vast number of Americans working in low wage jobs.  There is a very real reason why dollar stores paint the heartland.  We also have 46 million Americans on food stamps.  One of the big issues that we will certainly hear about during this campaign season is the erosion of the middle class.  Even though the stock market is hovering near all-time peaks, the regular worker is feeling like the economy is pulling past them.  Since the recession officially ended in the summer of 2009, a large portion of the jobs added came in the form of lower wage segments of the economy.  There is now talk about boosting the minimum wage.  I think most people think that minimum wage only impacts teenagers trying to pocket some money for going to the movies on the weekend.  That is absolutely not true as the figures will highlight.

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