The Huffington Post tweeted a You Tube video today of a Starbucks employee ranting about the customers he served before he was fired from his job.
It was hilarious to watch and I immediately recognised his vivid and comical descriptions of them.
But this American young man’s incandescence also personifies the harsh reality for people existing on the minimum wage.
The Liberal Democrats have voted for a regionally variable minimum wage. This move will presumably assuage fears that a national one will “destroy jobs”.
The independent reports that in April last year, almost 500,000 people were paid less than £3 an hour.
The newspaper also revealed that Baroness Shirley Williams had “indicated the situation may have worsened” since the wages councils were abolished last year.
If the only way we can get our economy moving in the right the direction is to exploit the already disadvantaged, then we are in trouble.
This is because a life without prospects is no life at all.