Friday, June 10, 2016

the minimum wage

I was quite happily watching the latest Panetta Institute panel when they started talking blithely about the minimum wage.

I don't normally do a lot of political opinion stuff here, but having to listen to them all weigh in in their masculine way, I must say, anyone who doesn't work at minimum wage really doesn't have a leg to stand on when opining about it. I don't think I worked at minimum wage all that much, but I worked pretty damn close to it, and I will say that anyone who is honest and shows up to work and does their fair to middling best deserves a bit better than that. Or maybe a lot better. Employers are in denial about that and then some.

Yeah, you really don't want to get me started.


  1. I worked a lot near minimum wage and it ain't pretty. Go ahead and get started.

  2. It's a little how I feel when listening to a Congress full of mostly white men talking about reproductive rights. Wherever you come down on these issues, these are not the people who should be deciding things for people of vastly different perspectives.