From The Marketplace:
For many Wal-Mart workers who live around the federal poverty line – about $12,000 for a single person – that increase is likely to provide only some solace.  “It’s moving from the bottom to … a shade above the bottom,” says David Neumark, who directs the Center for Economics and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine.
 
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