The activist group Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) said "in 2006 Walmart reports that full-time hourly associates received, on average, $10.11 an hour." It further calculated that working 34 hours per week an employee earns $17,874 per year and claimed that is about twenty percent less than the average retail worker.
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
It is much more difficult to earn a living now than it was when I was just starting out.
Having so many earning low wages and making do with part time jobs is a drag on the economy and results in low tax revenues.
But, just exactly what is it that the federal government should or could do about it? That's the real question.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville