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<p>“Man, I’m working full time and still can’t afford to feed my family.”</p>

“Man, I’m working full time and still can’t afford to feed my family.”

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Understanding the battle over minimum wage

Protesting employees of fast food restaurants have alerted Americans to a long-continuing problem. Those being paid only the minimum wage do not earn enough to maintain even a modest standard of living. Some conservatives even oppose food stamps or other federal programs to aid the working poor.