"Back when I was a kid, a minimum-wage job could support a family of three. Today, a full-time minimum-wage job in America won’t keep a mama and a baby out of poverty." -Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
During the 1960s, the minimum wage was increased several times and extended to the retail and service industries. Prior to the 1960s, the minimum wage was low and had limited coverage. Its effects were modest. Mainly, it favored northern at the expense of southern manufacturing. Again, prior to the 1960s, the minimum wage had little systematic effect on teenage or minority employment and, in fact, prior to the enactment of fair labor laws at the state and then the federal level, black unemployment was similar to white unemployment.
With the increases in the minimum wage and the extension of coverage to the retail and service industries during the 1960s, in addition to fair employment laws, things changed dramatically. Those who were employed enjoyed higher wages while teenage unemployment rose dramatically. To be sure, many other things were happening at about the same time. A short list would include the liberalization of welfare, the war in Viet Nam, urban riots and other violence, the sexual revolution, and widespread experimentation with psychedelic drugs.
The ding bat Warrren stated:
“Today, a full-time minimum-wage job in America won’t keep a mama and a baby out of poverty.”
So the first question is, where is the father of the baby? And the next question is why did you have a baby if you could not afford one. The next question is why is someone who cannot support herself engaging in a procreative activity in the first place? Are minimum wage workers so stupid they do not know where babies come from?
Simply put, if you cannot support yourself you are not an adult and should not have children. And if you cannot support yourself you should be so busy studying and building skills that you have no time for sex. And why is this lazy person not working two full time minimum wage jobs? Then she would be too tired to have sex and the issue would be self correcting.
But chieftress lies-a-lot never has been known for her mental agility.
How much was Pocahontas Warren paid when she was on the reservation?