The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Maryland “living wage” law:
Politics as usual

Apr 16, 2007

With the support of Maryland’s new Democratic governor, the state legislature recently passed a so-called “living wage” law. Larger state contractors will have to pay a minimum of $11.30 per hour in the Baltimore-Washington area. In the rest of the state, $8.50 per hour is all that is required.

Living wage? Who can support a family on $11.30 an hour – not to mention $8.50?

It’s just politics as usual, played by a governor who gets $150,000 thousand a year, plus a free car to ride around in and a dandy mansion to live in!