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Saturday, March 9, 2013

A true "living wage": It's not too much to ask



"We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living–a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit a reasonable saving for old age." 

- Teddy Roosevelt in an address originally delivered to the national convention of the Progressive party in Chicago on August 6, 1912.
http://johncashon.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/a-little-history-theodore-roosevelt/

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‎"We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living–a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit a reasonable saving for old age." 

- Teddy Roosevelt in an address originally delivered to the national convention of the Progressive party in Chicago on August 6, 1912.


Link: http://johncashon.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/a-little-history-theodore-roosevelt/
























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