No, wages are not stagnant, lefties

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    One of the cries of the progressives is that the system is unfair because wages for the middle class have been stagnant for the last 10/15/20 years (take your pick).
    Turns out not to be true in any meaningful sense. Another liberal myth shot to hell.

    Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry: The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class - WSJ.com

    More at the source.
     
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    Pensions and paid leave? Who gets that anymore, certainly not the people with the stagnant wages.
     
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    So it's all women's fault? We should get the women back into the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant, and that'll solve our problems. Brilliant!!
     
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    Bullshit.

    Along with the crash in employment which led to either people having no income, or people like myself who had to take jobs for far less than they were formerly making..there's not only been stagnant wages..wages have been GOING DOWN.

    The exception of course..is the 1%.
     
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    I thought minimum wage has went up. I personally have not heard of wages goign down. Not going up, but not going down either. Frozen wages, perhaps
     
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    Wages have exceeded the minimum wage for years down here now.
     
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    Plus, you have to pay state taxes in NY.
     
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    Careful, now! Your envy and jealousy is showing.

    I bet you would not complain if you were smart enough to be part of the 1%.
     
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    Rabbi, I don't know where you dug up that tripe but it's bull shit. Middle class wages have been steadily declining while the rich, who back our so called representatives, (yeah, that also includes Obama and crew) keep making more money.
    Things looked like they might be improving but now we're seeing companys hiring more temp workers instead of full time employees and cutting back hours and personnel. That is directly tied to Obamacare. I wouldn't be surprised if this recession drags out another five to six years.
     
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    State, City and Federal. Along with real estate.

    But now I am paying taxes in, count em, two states. That's along with having to purchase an automobile to get to work and all that comes along with that.

    I took a huge hit.
     

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