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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
The stereotype of minimum-wage workers is not even close to accurate
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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In your mind’s eye, how do you picture the average minimum-wage worker?

Well, it’s a good bet that you’re wrong.

Timothy Noah has the FACTS OF THE MATTER:

The myth that the typical minimum-wage worker is a teenager flipping burgers after school has been pretty well put to rest. As Laura D’Andrea Tyson, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, noted recently…women aged 25 and over constitute one-third of all minimum-wage workers, compared to teenagers of both sexes combined, who constitute about one-quarter.

But you still hear it said that female minimum-wage workers typically supplement ...

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