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The minimum wage isn't a living wage
I wish to ask those who oppose raising the minimum wage to think back to when they first had a job, full- or part-time. I'm a senior citizen, and my first job was in the 1950s. I worked full-time and was paid $1 an hour, with no benefits. So between the 1950s and 2013, the minimum wage has gone up to $7.25 an hour. So what we have seen basically has been a $6 increase over those 63 years.
September 25, 2013