I remember my first job at 14. It was cutting tobacco in the fields. Tough work, You got a hot meal for lunch that went with it.I got paid $5.00 a day.My first job after High School was at $1.35 cents an hour. The good part was gasoline was 19 cents a gallon.
Increasing the minimum wage like Commie Romney suggests will only cause further inflation. He’s such a damn clueless liberal.
I got a supermarket job in college that paid $1.35/hour. Now, since New York is a right-to-grovel state, I had to join the AFL-CIO which deducted $5/week from my meager paycheck in dues. I generally got about 20 hours a week, 3 hours and 42 minutes of which it took me to pay the union.
Allowing me to opt out of membership would have been equivalent to a 25¢/hour raise or about 19%.
Sowell's right to bring this up, though. If Romney's so damned worried about the middle class, he should think a bit about middle class kids and young adults who won't find a job because the minimum wage rises ahead of their ability to make money for their employer.