Monday, May 12, 2008

You Make A Very Good Point

Question posed by the roommate while watching the local morning news show:

Why can we raise the price of stamps and the price of gas but not raise minimum wage? How can we think that people can live off $5.15 an hour when gas is $4.00 a gallon?

Took me a minute to process that the gas tank needs multiple $4.00 deposits to fill it up.

2 comments:

Garpu the Fork said...

I love it when talk show hosts tell people to get jobs at McDonalds, when Mickey D's pays minimum. Do they not understand that the average person with a family would be *losing* money at that job?

revabi said...

good question, it was exactly on my mind this morning.