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Real wages are not just flat, they are falling. By Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam. June 15, 2018. Washington Post. Real wages are adjusted for inflation. Listen up, Trump cupcakes. Your fearless leader screwed nearly all of us. Share widely.

Roosevelt and living wage

Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 1933.

National (US) Pay Trends. July 10, 2018. "Since 2006, wages have risen 12.9 percent overall in the US. But when you factor in inflation, 'real wages' have actually fallen 9.3 percent. In other words, the income for a typical worker today buys them less than it did in 2006."

Reagonomics. Give rich people money

For most workers in the US wages are falling.

Workers’ wages fall after Republican tax cuts. June 13, 2018. Tax cuts went mostly to the rich. Should have gone mostly to the middle class who would have had more money free to plow back into the economy.
For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren’t just flat. They’re falling. June 15, 2018. Washington Post. [209][210][211].
Where’s That $4,000 Raise Republicans Promised Workers? June 15, 2018.

Republicans waste $$-trillions on health insurance companies, and ground wars ($5.6 trillion). Instead of paying higher wages, and higher minimum wages. As Canada does.

Increasing income inequality over time. Chart below from:
A Republican Tax Plan to Turbocharge Inequality, in 3 Charts. Dec. 17, 2017. New York Times.

Rapidly rising pre-tax income inequality in the USA

Why does National Public Radio, like most media, not report much on this?

Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country.

  • If the minimum wage in 1968 was adjusted for inflation
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Chart below: Top 10% of earners receive 50% of all income:

Top 10% of US population receive 50% of all income

Chart below is from a Washington Post article on Dec. 29, 2017:
"The U.S. has one of the stingiest minimum wage policies of any wealthy nation."

U.S. minimum wage peaked in 1968