Sunday, July 09, 2006

Work Harder and More Often

Getting ready to launch back to Greensboro for the week. Nice easy 5 hour drive and no rushing. Put on some good CD's and set the autopilot. I'll check in this evening from the hotel.

Just read something in the AJC Sunday business section that is really sobering to think about.

If you are working for the current minimum wage of $5.15 per hour and work 40 hours a week for all 52 weeks of the year then you still won't earn as much as the average CEO in America makes before lunch in a single day. That should be embarrassing to the current administration but I will bet you that they never even give it a thought and if they had their choice, and could, they would lower the minimum wage or abolish the requirement altogether.

Sucks. Later

1 comment:

Internet Esquire said...

How would you respond to the position that an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit would be a much more effective and equitable way of helping the working poor than raising the minimum wage?