Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Opportunity egalitarianism: Minimum wage...

Opportunity egalitarianism means equality in economic and social opportunity. America should be synonymous with opportunity egalitarianism. Yet, over the past ten years, Members of Congress have raised their own pay by $31,000, but the minimum wage hasn’t gone up a cent. At $10,700 a year for a full time worker, the current minimum wage of $5.15 is more than $6,000 below the poverty line for a family of three. In the wealthiest country in the world, no one who works for a living should have to live in poverty.


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