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Hard work not paying off for North Carolina’s workers?

Whatever happened to the American ideal that hard work always pays off?  In the latest issue of Prosperity Watch, we see our state’s workers making huge gains in productivity—and consequently profits—for their employers, but these productivity gains are not being rewarded in the form of higher wages. Why are North Carolina’s workers getting such a bad deal?


  1. Doug

    June 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Letting people keep what they earn without paying high taxes is the most important thing ! There has never been a relationship between hard work and wages necessarily !

  2. david esmay

    June 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    A living wage and quality of life are the most important things. The GOP is nothing but a bunch of cheap labor conservatives intent on dragging down the middle class with their more money for millionaires fiscal b.s..

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