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By Ike Brannon
While waiting in line at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C., the other night, I eavesdropped on two thirty-something store employees discussing the $15 minimum wage that recently took effect in Seattle.
“It’s a start, but it ain’t enough,” averred the first man.
“Not in this neighborhood it isn’t,” agreed the second. “That’s barely, what, $30,000 a year?”
“Two people earning that much can’t raise kids on that money,” lamented the first.
“Two people? What about all the single parents — they’ve got no chance at all.”