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Wednesday, June 21

In This Week's Episode of Fuck The Poor

The Senate has killed a Democratic proposal to raise the minimum wage gradually from the $5.15/hour to $7.25/hour. The proposal has been defeated repeatedly by the Republican led Senate for the past several years.

Let's do the math: a worker making $5.15/hour working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (that's right, no vacation, who could afford one on that wage) would make $10,712 a year before federal and state income taxes, and before FICA contributions.

Honestly, words fail me.

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