Set Minimum Wage to $0/hr

... and not just for intern workers at Tom's farm and drummers in Nadir's band. Tom, do your interns earn enough to support a four-member family? Nadir, how about your drummer? Do you guys want the government to force you guys to pay all of your employees $20,000/yr (or whatever)? Why not?

"Most of the working poor earn more than the minimum wage, and most of the 0.6 percent (479,000 in 2005) of America's wage workers earning the minimum wage are not poor. Only one in five workers earning the federal minimum live in families with household earnings below the poverty line."


Nadir said...

A minimum wage raise from $5.15 to $7.25 by 2009 won't make much difference for most workers. It is more important to impeach Bush and end the war in Iraq. I wish the Dems understood that.

Paul Hue said...

It especially won't make much difference since so few people work at the min wage. What wage does your drummer make? Do you think that our elected officials should determine it?