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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

An economic model to share?

“I don’t think there are a lot of industries that pay minimum wage. I dare say if you go to McDonald’s here, there are very few employees at McDonald’s making minimum wage,” U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery recently told The Times editorial board. “A few may start at minimum wage but if they stay and work, they very quickly get bumped up to above minimum wage. … The vast majority who do work for minimum wage are not the bread winner for the family. That’s just not reality.”

Just wondering: Is McCrery, who makes a $165,000 annual congressional salary, on track with his comments or out of touch with Louisiana’s reality?


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