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  •  You know that guy (0+ / 0-)

    The one who's trying to support his family working 80 hours a week at two-minimum wage jobs?  Some firms want to be able to replace him with three or four kids earning a couple of bucks an hour.  

    Personally, I'd be perfectly happy to trade the abolition of the minimum wage for a comprehensive, nationwide employer-of-last-resort program available to any currently unemployed 20+ yr old with a starting wage of $12.50 per hour plus full benefits and childcare.

    From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. -Immanuel Kant

    by Nellebracht on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:44:15 PM PST

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