“I started work as an adult in 1957 when Eisenhower was president. You know, that old socialist that fought against the Nazis? The highest tax bracket was 91% of $400,000 and capital gains were regular income. I got a job working at an aircraft parts supplier for $2.35 an hour. Gasoline was 35 cents per gallon and a new Chevrolet Bel Air cost $2,580. Unemployment was 5% and minimum wage was $1 an hour. Eisenhower was building the interstate highway system and paying down the national debt, which was worse than today's from WWII. Translate that to today and my job would pay $25.85 an hour, minimum wage would be $11 an hour, the Chevrolet would cost $28,380, and gasoline would be $3.85 per gallon. It seems everything is in line except the pay for working people. Minimum wage is $7.35 an hour and I defy anyone to find a job starting at $25.85.” --
ECLECTIC POETRY,LIBERAL POLITICS and other things, from an eclectic little woman.
published in,hip poetry 2012, the individualist newsletter, online at, the amateur poetry journal, alchemy lit. mag, the writer's hood and caught in the net. a member of the international PK poetry kit, included in the anthology project, dec. 2004 and in national poetry day projects, four volts. uk. pk#10 and the picolata review.national poetry dayu.k. 08. former list administrator for the PK list.featured poet june'07#20.member pgh women's blogging society. contributing writer-CITIZEN JOURNALIST EXCHANGE
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