- Jan 7, 2020
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So what?Black codes were still happening back then.You conveniently left out the part that, when minimum wage was first instituted in 1938, it wasn't even a living wage then. So, saying it's supposed to be a living wage now is ludicrous, considering that it wasn't when it was first instituted...That was the point. IN 1978, we had had a decade of hyperinflation and the minimum wage didn't keep up.You can say it should be a living wage all you want; doesn't make it so.
Back in '78, I was making $2.85 an hour. If I worked a 40 hour week (which I never did) I'd be making $114 a week; $456 a month before taxes. I don't recall the tax rates from back then, but it's a fair bet my take home was less than $400 a month.
That's why it needs to be fixed now.
That has no impact on a federally mandated minimum wage.
I swear to God, you're about the dumbest sonofabitch on this forum...