$7.25 I believe.<quoted text>
Actually it's $7.75.
In 1965 it was $1.25.
You got gas for 25 cents. You got cigarettes out of a machine for 30 35 cents. Road tolls were 10 to 25 cents. You could get a decent enough apartment for $40.
Back then 1/4 of your wages was supposed to cover your rent and utilities.
Let's see, gas has gone up 12 times, at least, that much? Cigarettes even more.
The wage went up 5.8 times. Doesn't even cover the increase in cigarette taxes. Or a whole bunch of other increases.
The minimum wage started in 1938. At 25 cents an hour. Imagine the cost of living increase since then.
The minimum wage is no where near where it should be.