I Have Little Sympathy For Low-Wage Earners

Minimum wage does punish low-skill workers, but you know what REALLY punishes low-skill workers?

Low-skill!

With K-12 absolutely free, Community College within the reach of almost everyone, and California State Universities dirt-cheap through student loans and Pell Grants, it is hard to find much excuse for “low-skill.

Have you seen what auto-mechanics get today? Plumbers? Electricians? Not everyone is cut out for two, four or more years of hitting the books, but there are many skills available for those of non-scholastic bent.

Low-skill workers need to take some responsibility for BEING low-skilled. In LA there are entire areas where 50% don’t even finish HIGH SCHOOL! Whose fault is That?

There is a price to be paid for electing to be low-skill.

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