Elizabeth Warren Lied. Then Why Should That Surprise Anyone?

Senator Elizabeth Warren said it used to be that the minimum wage was a livable wage for a woman and her child.  Fact is, it never was.  I suspect that the reason she made the statement is that she never really held down a real job; I did.  My first job paid $1.35 an hour.  I was lucky.  The minimum wage was $1.15.  By the time I managed to start making $1.45 an hour, the minimum wage moved to $1.25.  I’m figured if I wasn’t careful, I would be making minimum wage, even if I never took a pay cut.

The truth is that $1.15 was not enough for one person to survive on, let alone two.  The truth is, if I weren’t still living at home, I wouldn’t have been able to survive on the 1.35.  Over the years, I saw the minimum wage go up over and there is no way that it was ever a livable wage.  It was always intended for someone just entering the labor force.  It gave a kid a chance to get some experience and establish a resume.  Without a college degree, hardly anyone starts out earning much higher.  Sometimes, even people with degrees end up flipping hamburgers for a while, and… they considered themselves lucky to have the job.

Increasing minimum wage should be done carefully.  It can end up hurting the people you want to help.  I have seen it happen.  When the minimum wage went from $1.15 to $1.25, we lost an employee.  I still feel bad for the kid.  He was still in high school and was trying to save some money toward college.  Though I saw just the one lose his job, I’m sure it was not an isolated event.  …and, by the way, we lost a good employee.  He was ambitious and worked hard.

 

Then again, why should it surprise anyone that Senator Warren’s would lie?  She’s a dummycrat.  It’s what they do.  I might suggest that she was just ignorant, but I don’t think so.  She knew what she said wasn’t true, just as she knew she that she wasn’t Native American.

NEVER BELIEVE A DUMMYCRAT!  NEVER!

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