Saturday, January 5, 2008

Farwell 2007, the year California Homeless Received a 25% Raise


Most associates in the cut throat world of corporate pay scales make due with raises in the single digits. Last year, California's homeless pulled off an astounding coup, raking in a 25% raise over 2006. How did they manage? Recycled beverage containers refund rates skyrocketed from $0.04 to $0.05 for containers less than 24 OZ and from $0.08 to $0.10 for those larger than 24 OZ.

Way to go homeless people. One more perk to go with your killer tan!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Hmm, so if you were charged a $0.09 bottle deposit instead of $0.10, would your economic situation dramatically improve? What kinds of products and services do you think you would get to enjoy with that extra $0.01?