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When I was a kid’: Elizabeth Warren makes a bold claim about minimum wage

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posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 08:46 AM
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There is so much wrong with this snip. It's not even funny. First off when she was a kid. She was a kid. Meaning like everyone else parents foot the bill.



Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed on Saturday that when she was a child, a family of three could live on minimum wage. “Back when I was a kid, a minimum-wage job could support a family of three,” she tweeted. “Today, a full-time minimum-wage job in America won’t keep a mama and a baby out of poverty.”


Inflation people, The word of the day is inflation!



Warren was born in 1949. In 1960, she would have been 11 years old. The minimum wage at that time was $1. Assuming a 40-hour work week, the annual pay would have been $2080. The poverty line in 1960, for a family of three, was $2322 annually.


In 1960 that $1.00 would have the purchasing power of $8.57 in todays dollars.

westegg.com...

That $2,322 annually works out to $19,908.16 in todays dollars.

In 1960 you didn't pay $40,000 for a car. Sure didn't pay anywhere what you do today for housing. In a nutshell everything was cheaper.

How much stuff cost in 1960

More lies From Warren.

Related Reading.

To see what it's ALL really about.

Leftists arguments are about power, NOT truth.



For leftists, argument is never about logic or facts: It’s always about power. Everything is about power.


Anyhoo.

I report You decide IMO Warren lies.
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posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: neo96

SAY IT ISNT SO!



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 09:02 AM
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IM no liberal mouthpiece but..... what she is trying to say is that people lived more comfortably on income derived from a regular job. You could have a family of 3 and a home and work a regular job. One income. INFLATION is the problem. Costs of goods is the problem.... ALL the bells and whistles everyone thinks they deserve is the problem. the dems will NEVER understand that GOVT control will NEVER solve a thing.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: neo96

Raising the minimum wage will devalue the spending ability of the dollar, thus creating a call to raise the minimum wage.


Warren is a very stupid person.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: daboxfan



Wants versus Needs!



Our society today is pathetic with narcissim in that if someone else has something they don't, then somehow in their tiny mind life isn't fair. Also, it seems that no matter how much these childlike adults get, they still need more! Materialism is like a drug to Western Society.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 09:33 AM
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Well there was this little thing called the gold standard that backed our currency so that dollar minimum wage or $40 per week earned you a little over an ounce of gold. So if $1325 an ounce is today’s rate minimum wage would just under $38 an hour.

Except that is not how it works at all. If it was then the national debt could not be $21 trillion because there is less than $2 trillion in circulation. But since everything has an arbitrary value it is all a matter of perception. One could just as easily argue that our minimum wage is worth 1/7 of what it was in 1960 than 7 times what it was. And by that thought so is the relative wealth of the rich.

In the end Elizabeth Warren proves her preceptions of relative wealth in 1960 is no better that her perceptions of ethnicity.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy




Warren is a very stupid person.




In other news. Rubio is more native than Warren.




posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 09:35 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: neo96

Raising the minimum wage will devalue the spending ability of the dollar, thus creating a call to raise the minimum wage.


Warren is a very stupid person.



I wish Dems didn't have seemingly monopolistic control over education. I hope to see a day where McDonalds isn't a viable career choice for people over the age of 18.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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She also leaves out that women were not necessarily competing against men driving down wages. Remember, women used to largely stay home and care for the kids. If they did work, it was in more clerical areas and other fields that tend to attract women.

A huge unintended consequence of feminism is that women essentially doubled the work force and thus caused wage stagnation.

In addition, with women wanting to work, you now have daycare expenses, etc.

While inflation is certainly a thing, goods are far higher quality and better than they were 50 years ago.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Yep, and after the left has spent years selling this moron to Americans as some sort of deep thinker beyond reproach. She's just another idiot who lies, steals the heritage of others for personal gain (the only legitimate form of "cultural appropriation" worth criticizing for the actual harm it causes), and apparently doesn't know how inflation works.

Unfortunately many Americans are active members of the FSA or Free # Army.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:41 AM
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A politician lied??? Honestly that is the response to any thing said about trump lying...

You know trump lies, yet never any threads here about that?...

You all seem to hold others to higher ethical standards than you do the President of the United States...



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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Yep, and after the left has spent years selling this moron to Americans as some sort of deep thinker beyond reproach.


And you guys think trump plays 4d chess lol....



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:47 AM
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When I was young in 68-69, minimum wage was $2.35 an hour. A Snickers was 5 cents, a soda 10 cents. A pair of Penny's leather shoes $9-10. A used car... $75- 200 Levis $5.35. Joining the Army paid $234 a month for private. A new Jaguar XKE V12 or De Tomaso Pantera were $10,000. new..... A new house in So Cal.... around 25K.

$2.35 an hour kept a high school kid going ok.... a family. no...



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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Really they need to make more good paying jobs more abundant, instead of making crappy jobs pay more. When you take all the reasonable well paying jobs of manufacturing and ship them overseas, replacing them with crappy service jobs that will never be able to pay well, then you get what we got today.
You can't support factory wages making sandwiches, not yesterday not today not tomorrow not ever.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:49 AM
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Raising the minimum wage will devalue the spending ability of the dollar, thus creating a call to raise the minimum wage.


Do you think the min. wage should still be $1 an hour then, like is what is posted in the OP?...

I do not work for minimum wage and personally do not think any adult should...



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: tinner07
a reply to: projectvxn




Yep, and after the left has spent years selling this moron to Americans as some sort of deep thinker beyond reproach.


And you guys think trump plays 4d chess lol....


The difference between your approach to this and mine is that I am not a collectivist. I've never even used the term 4d chess unless discussing the various episodes of Star Trek: TNG the game appeared in.

The fact that you believe that "I know you are but what am I" is a legitimate retort says quite a bit about you.

Warren is an idiot. She can do the left NO FAVORS. But go ahead and ignore that to make a jab at Trump and at Trump supporters.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 12:13 PM
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The difference between your approach to this and mine is that I am not a collectivist. I've never even used the term 4d chess unless discussing the various episodes of Star Trek: TNG the game appeared in. The fact that you believe that "I know you are but what am I" is a legitimate retort says quite a bit about you. Warren is an idiot. She can do the left NO FAVORS. But go ahead and ignore that to make a jab at Trump and at Trump supporters.


Ok maybe you never used the term 4d chess... but you know you guys here use it all the time... Honestly I do not know what you mean by 'collectivist"...

"Warren is an idiot"... she is probably actually pretty smart... does not make her not a "smart idiot"... The same could be said of trump... If I said I had to declare bankruptcy you would probably call me financially irresponsible and stupid...just like people that count on an income tax return yes?

But trump declaring bankruptcy 5 times you would call genius...

How did I say " I know you are but what am I"?



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 12:23 PM
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If I said I had to declare bankruptcy you would probably call me financially irresponsible and stupid


Not necessarily. Sometimes things snowball before a person can get a hold of it. This happens in business more often than you think.

For instance, the vast majority of entrepreneurs fail within the first 18 months of starting their first venture.

Spread throughout a longer period and most businesses will encounter failure within 10 years.

Trump is a serial entrepreneur. He has many businesses and most of them are successful. Not all of them have been. In fact Donald Trump has a 98% success rate having started just over 500 businesses with only 11 failed businesses.



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Ok... but what did you mean by saying you are not a "collectivest"? I assume you meant that you think I am one so i would like to know...


make a jab at Trump and at Trump supporters.


come on now, you going to say you never take jabs a democrats? the majority of responses to any thread on this site are "jabs" at democrats...



posted on Feb, 17 2019 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: tinner07

I take jabs at what they actually do and say. Not what I THINK is true, but what I know is true.

How can you criticize the success rate of the president when it is clearly well above the average? He is so successful that NOT betting on him would be statistically unsupportable. If you're going to make jabs at least make accurate ones.

There really is plenty of stuff you could legitimately criticize the president for, but I'm willing to bet you don't know a single one from all the BS you regularly regurgitate like so many others here.

Liberals are collectivists. You never see individuals, you see everyone divided into groups. You look at people in generalities and refuse to acknowledge that the person you're speaking to may actually be an intelligent person with his/her own ideas. Liberals' embrace collectivist ideologies like socialism. They've embraced identity politics and cordoned off sections of society based on this and called it a "coalition".

You address an individual poster as "you guys".

There's only one of me, dude.

You're a collectivist.
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