Monday, January 05, 2009

We all just got poorer

This should make all you salaried stiffs out there who got stiffed on raises and bonuses and holiday parties in 2008 feel 100% better about when you eventually get fired and wander over to retail:  the minimum wage in Missouri is now $7.05.

Am I a conservative to be cranky to note that the 6-percent increase is tied to the consumer price index … which always goes up, of course?  Am I going to have to pay $1.07 before sales tax for that one McDonald's sausage biscuit I will eat in February?

4 comments:

m.v. said...

I heard CPI actually went down like 16%

DKC said...

"Conservative" and "cranky" do seem to go together more now than ever before... but I don't suspect you of anything more than enlightened self-interest.

Applecart T. said...

but milk is still way up there, isn't it, despite the drop in petrol-costs?

just found out another friend lost her job, with 11 others (which sounds like a lot of employees for a design store … then i read a snatch of what is presumably the proprietor's blog, december, "i'm in new york city, it's great, etc." and think, yeah, happy wage-gap, america).

cranky!

Applecart T. said...

http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm

a bit laborious to find data …