minimum insult

nickel and dime is the song of america.
traveling overseas, one finds that things are cheaper almost everywhere else.
the same products, from the same manufacturers.
in the usa, every day finds a way to take a bite out of your wallet.
and if you work for minimum wage?
forget about it…


3 thoughts on “minimum insult

  1. from the piece:

    “I don’t want to live in any kind of dog-eat-dog Ayn Rand erotic fantasy. Human beings are worth more than that. Anyone who works 40 hours a week (nevermind 74 hours) ought be able to take care of all the basic necessities in life. Corporations shouldn’t be able to pay their workers nothing, keep all of the profits to themselves, and expect taxpayers to make up the difference with social programs. It’s not fair to the workers, and it’s not fair to any of us.”

  2. matt taibbi –

    “Earlier this year, for instance, when Yale and Penn started suing their graduates for failing to pay back their student loans, Bloomberg asked a Cato Institute fellow named Neal McCluskey for comment. He replied:

    You could take a job at Subway or wherever to pay the bills and that’s something you need to do if you have agreed in taking a loan to pay it back . . . It seems like basic responsibility to me.

    First of all, if you need to take a job at Subway after getting a degree from Yale, that’s pathetic and 100 percent on Yale, not on the kid who mortgaged his future to pay for a Yale education. Secondly, it’s pretty obvious Neal McCluskey has never tried to live on a Subway salary. He should probably give that a shot and see how much money is left over at the end of every month to pay off his Perkins loan. He’d be hooking in Union Station within a month.”

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