Delaware Wages Decline is 5th Worst in the Nation.

Filed in Delaware by on February 20, 2014

Wages

Wages in Delaware have dropped by nearly a dollar for low-wage workers since the Great Recession. With the minimum wage hike of a dollar by the middle of 2016, Delaware’s workers would get back to where they were in 2009. 7 years. No wage growth. All the while the wealthy in Delaware have never done better. Record profits and record shares on all income. And yet God forbid we dare increase their taxes a cent.

h/t to Painesme.

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  1. MikeM2784 says:

    Yup, they’d rather increase the gas tax to hit the same people who have been hurt the worst by the economic struggles. Not exactly the progressive ideal.

  2. Nuttingham says:

    The closing of the Chrysler and GM plants dropped thousands of family incomes by tens of thousands of dollars. As much as it is easy to whack MNBA
    , those are thousands of great paying jobs that BoA eliminated after the purchase.

  3. Brock Landers says:

    Add to this a recent report from the Delaware Food Bank stating that 244,000 of our residents are on some form of food assistance. In a state of less than 1 million residents this is appalling.
    What is unique to Delaware that conspires to prevent it’s citizens to thrive relative to our neighboring states?

  4. puck says:

    Speaking of Bank of America, remember the day they announced donation of the mega-charter building, they also announced they would add 500 jobs. Anybody know if they followed through with that?

  5. Jason330 says:

    We can turn this around by giving Charlie Copeland another tax cut.

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