As a Canadian, I don’t want to become involved in American politics. But I watched the elections and Romney’s infamous speech about how some of the poor and not “pulling themselves up by their bootstraps!”
In Dennys, a fast food chain of restaurants through the U.S.A, I got into conversation with our waitress. She told us that she had started early in the morning and added that she needed to work long hours. I listened. She went on to say that her pay as a waitress in Georgia was $2.13 per hour. I asked her to repeat the amount. Again, I heard $2.13 per hour. She said that all waitresses depended on tips.
I think she worked six hourw. If correct, her take home pay was $12 .78
Romney probably pays this amount for peanuts when he orders a drink in his exclusive club.
DID A LITTLE MORE RESEARCH.
IN ROMNEY’S STATE OF UTAH, the minimum waitress wage is also $2.13!!!!!
In George Bush’s ‘great’ State of Texas, the same figures exist!
In US, the federal minimum wage for waitress (tipped) is just $2.13 (two dollars 13 cents). In states like Wisconsin, Wyoming, New Mexico, New Jersey, etc, the minimum wage for waitress is just $2.13 per hour. Because they are tipped employees, if no customers show up, they do not make any money.