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In 1970, the minimum wage was 60% of the median income, today it's 24%. In 1970, you could attend college with a summer job and 10hrs a week working part time for your school, most of which had scads of such jobs available if you bothered to look.While attending in the early 60's, I lived very well - ate steak regularily, had a nice car (for a kid) lived in a nice apartment and paid for it with a good summer job and some 10hrs a week working for the computer center. Someone with the same income and no tuition and books would've had a pretty sweet life.

 

The main reason was in-State tuition was a couple hundred bucks, dorms were cheap, apts were cheaper and part time work plentiful BECAUSE OF REVENUE SHARING. When Reagan killed Revenue Sharing to try and cover the lost revenue from his tax scam, all those good things vanished and in their place our kids and grandkids got college debt the size of a home mortgage.

 

If you want YOUR grandkids to have a college experience like mine (financially speaking) GET RID OF THE REAGAN TAXSCAM BY GETTING RID OF THE REPUBLICANS WHO WON'T TAX THE RICH. Otherwise, they can always find work in the service industry (want fries with that?), and thanks to those GOPers you allowed to remain in office, they won't have to worry about paying Union Dues or ever getting a fair shake in their job - those two things are inextricably connected if you're not "connected".

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Richva wrote-Agreed but how do you overcome the unequal relationship between the employer and the employee when bargaining for wages?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Job skills and experience. With unemployment being so low these days employers will pay whatever it takes to keep good employees and still make a profit for their business. Good employees are assets to any business.


Unemployment went down NOT because good jobs suddenly appeared, quite the opposite. The good jobs continued to be sent to commie slaves in Asia so more people simply gave up looking for employment, which makes it appear as if the economy improved.

 

The all-time high repo rate for cars is a much more telling statistic when judging our economic health. Those who destroyed millions of falimies economid futures by selling them subprime mortgages are now destroying more millions of families by selling them subprime car loans. And the only reason the median income has risen is all those people who gave up and left the minimum and lower paying jobs and the workforce.

 

Continuing to allow the infrastructure to deterioriate and good jobs to flow overseas because Republicans refuse regulate commerace or tax the rich is a recipe for a long-term economic disaster. 

 

The only upside in the Trump economy is it will get so bad so fast we'll remove the Republicans that have been redistributing income and wealth from the middle to the top for the past 38 years.

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Controlled wrote-And the single mother and the kid living with his parents (both in a minimum wage job) - how does your minimum wage theory deal with that?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When my kids worked for minimum wage jobs in the 70`s they could barely afford their car payment,gasoline and auto insurance.- ,much less a living wage.


See, there you go.  Can you imagine trying to raise a family on a minimum wage which has not even kept up with inflation? 


Agreed - having a child when single and qualified for no more than minimum wage is not wise.


Neither is denying the single person the ability to control her own reproductive functions. In fact, that goes way beyond "unwise" and right into evil, especially when you've rigged the system to ensure she can never support an unwanted child by refusing to provide child care and a living wage. Seems we're the only industrialized democracy to do that as well as denying poor people adequate health care.

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@Richva wrote:

@easyed598 wrote:

Controlled wrote-And the single mother and the kid living with his parents (both in a minimum wage job) - how does your minimum wage theory deal with that?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When my kids worked for minimum wage jobs in the 70`s they could barely afford their car payment,gasoline and auto insurance.- ,much less a living wage.


See, there you go.  Can you imagine trying to raise a family on a minimum wage which has not even kept up with inflation? 


Agreed - having a child when single and qualified for no more than minimum wage is not wise.

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Richva wrote-Agreed but how do you overcome the unequal relationship between the employer and the employee when bargaining for wages?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Job skills and experience. With unemployment being so low these days employers will pay whatever it takes to keep good employees and still make a profit for their business. Good employees are assets to any business.

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See, there you go.  Can you imagine trying to raise a family on a minimum wage which has not even kept up with inflation?------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The lefties here have been implying that back in the 60`s and 70`s that minimum wage was a livable wage .Minimum wage was never meant to raise a family . It is a starting point for working or for young people who have little skills or education.


Agreed but how do you overcome the unequal relationship between the employer and the employee when bargaining for wages?  

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Olderscout wrote-So the claims about a minimum wage providing a LIVING WAGE in the 60's and 70's are totally TRUE. As is the fact we can return it to a living wage by removing the Republicans who have prevented it from being anything but a race to the bottom.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In 1970 the minimum wage was $1.65/hour or $66.00/week.   Having worked in live during that timeframe I totally disagreed that this was a livable wage.  I was making  twice that  much and I was living paycheck to paycheck.    No matter what the minimum wage is nobody should expect to make that amount the rest of their life. If the minimum is raised to $15/hour ,2 years from now the poor will  be whining that they can`t live on $600/week.  Double the minimum wage and it will double inflation for everything people buy.

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See, there you go.  Can you imagine trying to raise a family on a minimum wage which has not even kept up with inflation?------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The lefties here have been implying that back in the 60`s and 70`s that minimum wage was a livable wage .Minimum wage was never meant to raise a family . It is a starting point for working or for young people who have little skills or education.

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controlled wrote- Better check the thread again. That was posted by rk9152 not me.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------RK was being sarcastic and you were blended in with other replies.Sorry -Should have known you wouldn`t think a minimum wage is a livable wage even in the 60` or 70`s

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Another light on how facts get distorted!!!!
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