Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Living" wage, dying wage

By Donald Sensing

They got $23,000 per year, or slightly more than $11 per hour figured on 40-hour weeks. But of course, they were actually working all the time without overtime, so they actually were paid less than $4 per hour.

The recording shows the truck careening to a stop immediately in front of the two Marines. In all of the instantaneous violence Yale and Haerter never hesitated. By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back. They never even started to step aside. They never even shifted their weight. With their feet spread shoulder width apart, they leaned into the danger, firing as fast as they could work their weapons. They had only one second left to live.

The truck explodes. The camera goes blank. Two young men go to their God. 
And then you have these folks.

The dying wage or the living wage - guess which one I want to see raised?

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