American Pie  

Cousin_Norman 62M
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6/28/2006 11:25 am

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6/29/2006 2:06 pm

American Pie

Watching the news last night I was amazed to hear that the American minimum wage is only a little over $5 an hour and has been for nine years. I think that is slave labour and a disgrace.

Apparently Congress is set to vote to raise or not raise the minimum wage soon. Their are lots of people in Congress against raising it. Of course Congress has voted themselves a wage rise nine times in the past nine years. Congress sounds very much like our Members of Parliament. They like to give themselves a nice pay rise every year too.

It is always the right wingers who are against giving the peasants a decent wage rise. The reasoning being that it will cost jobs. This is a load of shite. They just don't want the rest of the people to have a bigger slice of the pie.

Franklin Roosevelt stated that, "No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to exist in this country."

phoenix639 49F

6/29/2006 12:37 pm

Jeez that less than 3 quid isnt it. Thats appalling.

Saturday staff in shops who are 14 get more than that. Babysitters get more than that.

Cousin_Norman 62M

6/29/2006 1:34 pm

It is bad isn't it Phoe ???. It did not say on the news what the under 18's minimum wage was, but I suppose the youngsters in the States are all still at school. They seem to go to school forever lol.

It surprises me that the American people are up in arms because petrol is nearly $3 a gallon (wish it was that price here), Yet are not kicking up a fuss over the minimum wage.

There goes my entry Visa in to the States. I will not be allowed in because they will label me a leftie or communist now. lol

phoenix639 49F

6/29/2006 1:46 pm

Lol, do you think i was there legally when i lived there!!!

I got the visa for 3 months stayed for 12 months.

Customs never blinked an eye when i was even said come back soon lol.

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