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Minimum wage rundown, by Neal Boortz

Photo on 8-23-13 at 3.01 PM

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Neal Boortz’s minimum wage facts:

1) 3.6 million workers at or below the minimum wage

2) 2.5 percent of all workers on the minimum wage

3) 1.5 percent of the population of potential workers

4) 31 percent of teenagers

5) 51 percent are 25 years old or younger

6) Only 1.1 percent of minimum wage workers are over 25

7) 63 percent of minimum wage workers live in a house that already earns $50,000 a year

8) Minimum wage worker productivity has gone down while the cost to hire has gone up (over last 35 years .005 percent productivity rise, 3.6 percent cost increase)

“The left want us to pay these people more for doing less.”

Photo on 8-23-13 at 3.01 PM

Neal Boortz is a former attorney, a talk show host and a New York Times best-selling author. Follow him on Twitter @Talkmaster

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