BY Diana Denza
on Jul 06, 2012
The summer after I graduated from college, I worked 40 hours per week at minimum wage. Even with the buffer of being on my parents’ healthcare plan and living with relatives, it was difficult to get by. After shelling out cash for loans, food, transportation, and clothing, I had little to show in my bank account afterward.
I couldn’t imagine paying rent, much less raising a family on minimum wage. Nevertheless, millions of Americans–4.4 million to be exact–get by on these wages, according to The Fiscal Times.
Not that it matters to Florida Representative C.W. Read More