Most of the people we know who work hourly jobs actually have two (hourly) jobs.
For example... We have a relative who works about 65 hours a week at two jobs. He can't afford to live on his own. No joke.
We were on a plane the other day, listening to two people who claimed to be "disgusted" by the fact that Seattle just passed a law that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $15/hour.
Yes, it's progressive.
Yes, it's a huge jump.
Yes, many small business owners are terrified.
But here's the deal: The middle class has been disappearing for a long, long time. The super wealthy are getting even wealthier while pretty much the rest of the workforce is getting poorer.
About 500 Americans hold approximately half of the country's wealth.
Average household income is about what it was in 1989.
The real value of the minimum wage has decreased about 45% in the last 40 years. It's time to turn that around – to put power back in the hands of ordinary people, yearning to make a living by working 40 hours a week at one job.
As guys who work as Business / Employment Strategists, we applaud Seattle's bold decision.
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