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So many issues at hand here. Let us start with this one…

“ But while the $10 minimum wage is technically in effect now, Douglas says she still hasn’t seen any extra money in her paycheck. She still makes just $7.90 an hour, even after a decade of working at the same place.”

If you have worked anywhere for a decade, and have not managed to move up the chain, increase salary, get a better position, this is your fault. No one else’s. You are either a horrible employee, or lack any skills, talent or ambition. Get off your behind, and work harder, better. Learn, advance.

And this one…

“ Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D) was one of the lawmakers who staged a two-hour filibuster against the legislation when it was first considered on Wednesday. “It was the right thing to do,” she said. “I don’t know anyone in the St. Louis area who can live off of $7.70 an hour… It’s just inhumane.”’

No one is supposed to live on the minimum wage. Minimum wage jobs are not created for careers, for heads of households, they are entry-level positions, to allow people to enter the work force, learn, grow and advance to a better paying position. Which then, reverts back to the first example, if you are in a minimum wage position for 10 years, that is your own doing.

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