FACT: 1.7 million people make minimum wage or less!

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    and of that 51.2% or 861,000 are between 16 years and 24 years old.

    Of the 76.5 million people paid by the hour in the United States in 2006, 2.2% make minimum wage or less. Here are some generalizations we can make about minimum wage workers:

    Most minimum wage earners are young. While 2.2% of all hourly workers earn minimum wage or less,
    just 1.4% of workers over the age of 25 are paid at or below the Federal minimum wage.
    More than half (51.2%) of minimum wage workers are between 16 and 24 years old. Another 21.2% are between 25 and 34
    Who Earns Minimum Wage? A Statistical Profile

    SO WHAT's THE PROBLEM???
    YOU WANT TEENAGERS TO MAKE $40,000 A YEAR FLIPPING BURGERS???
     
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    900 comments on pitiful substance "minimum wage" BUT any FACTS as to how many suffered?
    ONE anecdotal story and 900 comments! Now that is pitiful!
     
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    It ain't no party, but it can be done.
     
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    All well and good but ONCE again exaggeration, hyperbole, anecdotal exceptional situations garner headlines.."if it bleeds it leads"..

    I just want more people to research FACTS before spewing idiocy like oh.. how can anyone live on Minimum and it has 900 comments!
    Bold face hyperbole seems to get attention sad to say!
     
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    Fact 85% of all minimum wage jobs are held for less than 2 years and are not the primary income of household.

    They are also almost all held by those under 21 and over 65.
     
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    I've lived below my means. Many times in my life. The most extremely difficult experiences, but the most memorable.

    Wealth isn't in money, posessions, or property. We've forgotten this. And this will be our downfall.
     
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    Yea that sounds good and righteous but still another platitude!
    Facts are the the "poor" people living on minimum wage can:
    The "poor" in 2010..
    a) 8 million at least have FREE cell phones.. in 1890 NOT EVEN A Millionaire had this!
    b) 40 million getting FREE FOOD ... in 1890 millionaires still had to pay!
    c) Millions in poverty have TVs,Cars, internet.. DIDN"T exist in 1890!

    FACTS are even the "poor" today live better then millionaires in the 1890s!
     
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    Don't talk while I'm interrupting.
     
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    1968 min wage =10.50 today. Thanks Pubbies!
     
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    This is what I have been trying to point out for some time. People rail about Minimum wage jobs like they are a bad thing. They are entry level Jobs, and the people that have them, are happy to have them. The Vast majority use them as a stepping stone and rise above Minimum wage quickly. The Few that are stuck in Minimum Wage jobs for life are usually there for a reason.
     

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