Those who have consistantly, rationally and logically lived within their means, rather than (dreaming, pretending and spending) beyond them, have kept pace better than ANY "classwarefare" type ignorance.<quoted text>
The min. wage does very little in they of addressing the problems
you listed....well except only makes things worse.
Its all about the kind of job and skill level of the earner.
Entry low skill jobs will always be low paying....min. wage or no
Increasing the min. wage only distorts the market, increases prices
and serves to increase demand on things such as rent.
My opinion those who earn min. wage have kept pace with infl. far better then middle income working people.
Its the middle income workers that have not only seen their
earnings not keep up...but have gone down in recent years.
But the min. wage has been increased to absurd levels.
Simple fact is someone who income is based on a news paper route
is not going to be able to pay for such things like high rent, its
not intended to do so.
There is such a thing as upward mobility and the desire for it,
to screw with that desire is dangerous.
No matter WHAT the wage scale.