Real Value of the Minimum Wage

 Here’s the real (inflation adjusted) value of the minimum wage (that won’t be raised by our do-nothing Congress) over time:

Here’s how far below the already-ludicrous Federal Poverty Line you are if you’re making minimum wage:

Thanks, Congress!  You’re the BEST!

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6 Responses to “Real Value of the Minimum Wage”

  1. fish Says:

    Then they muddy the waters by saying that the average household working on minimum wage brings in $45K/year and the silly canard that many of the minimum wage earners are living with their parents. That calculus includes several family members working overtime or multiple jobs. Nice.

  2. mdhatter Says:

    looks like the summer of love was a good time to be po’

  3. BOSSY Says:

    i think that first graph is in the shape of a Seahorse.

    a Seahorse that says “You’re screwed.”

  4. Res Publica Says:

    HA! The Seahorse of Doom.  I was thinking it looked more like a mean chicken that’s about to peck my eyes out.

  5. jahf Says:

    A little nit-pick: this is not a do-nothing Congress; it is a do-nothing-for-the-rest-of-you-bitchez Congress.

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