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Insightful observations from 1955
By Byron McNutt

IF YOU’RE AT least 60 years old, you need to share the following with your children and grandchildren. These are comments made by folks in the mid-1950s and are in stark contrast with how we live today.

Sure, times have changed. Young folks today can’t imagine how their grandparents and great grandparents, recovering from World War II and the Korean War, could possibly live and support a family while earning less than $100 a week.

There is a movement today about raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, or as high as $15 per hour. Well, back in 1955, the federal minimum wage was raised from 75 cents per hour to $1 per hour Aug. 12.

I’ve heard people say they think they had more

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:08 AM
 

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