Heather Boushey of the CEPR has written a stunning report on America's minimum wage. Required reading. Except, you guys don't actually ready things when I say that, so here's a summary:
• Most minimum wage workers are adults. Less than one in five is under the age of 20 and more than half are between the ages of 25 and 54.
• A full-time worker making the minimum wage earns $10,300, putting her below the poverty line for a one-parent, one-child family. Health care, of course, is but a dream.