Things younger than Republican Presidential candidate (oh, and did I forget to mention war hero?) John McCain

Am I being “age-ist”? Maybe. But maybe not. The world is a pretty complicated place right now and I’m thinking that it’s not such a great time to elect our oldest President ever. So sue me.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Minimum Wage.

The Minimum Wage is younger the John McCain.

This one’s a little ambiguous – as there was various bits of legislation setting a minimum wage prior to 1936 but they were all overturned (I guess 25¢ an hour for back-breaking work in a factory was crazy-talk back then)… but it was re-established in 1938 by the Fair Labor Standards Act. And this time it stuck.
Since then, the Federal minimum wage has skyrocketed to $5.85 – which means that, according to our government, someone who earns a pre-tax paycheck of $234.00 for a 40 hour week is doing just fine.
(Thanks to Caitlin, Chad, Luke, Rebecca, and others for the tip!)

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posted by admin at 10:01 pm  

15 Comments

  1. for the record: this is my new favorite blog.

    Comment by wendy+ — May 17, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

  2. wow – that’s so nice…. that made my day!

    thank you.

    Comment by admin — May 17, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

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    Comment by Jamie Holts — May 17, 2008 @ 10:34 pm

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    Comment by Cheyney — May 18, 2008 @ 3:20 pm

  11. Of course, the coin you show is a Liberty Standing 50 cent piece. And, you missed a great chance to say how much that 90% silver coin would have in 2008 dollars, not to mention the “junk” value of its silver content.

    Also, for purposes of comparison how old are the leaders of other countries?

    John McCain has so many flaws. In particular spending 5 years in a North Vietnamese prison cell subject to torture and summary execution must have created psychological wounds. His so-called strength ought to be seen as a disqualification for high office.

    George Bush was unfit for his presidency . . . and he was all of 54.

    bipolar2

    Comment by bipolar2 — May 18, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

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  13. The same Fair Labor Standards Act which gave us the minimum wage also outlawed “oppressive child labor.”

    Comment by Terrie — May 19, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

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  15. You muffed this one: California’s had a minimum wage since 1916.
    .
    http://165.235.90.100/iwc/MinimumWageHistory.htm

    Comment by manaen — May 27, 2008 @ 2:48 am

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