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Impacting Poverty

Blue Pill Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 5:33 PM
This is what happens when you have people in charge of the private sector who have never owned or managed a business in their lives. They assume that if they raise the minimum wage, business owners will just start paying their employees more money, and that will be that. But if they understood how the business world really works, they'd realize that most business owners can't afford to pay their employees more, so to recoup the costs they will have no choice but to either (a) cut some jobs or (b) pass the cost on to customers by raising prices. Either way its a detriment to the business and to the economy as a whole.
The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously observed that “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

It’s an admonition not taken particularly seriously by today’s political left. They embrace, extol, advocate ideas and policies based on what they wish were true, regardless of how often and consistently their ideas have been proven wrong.

Take, for instance, the minimum wage.

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill) wants to again raise the minimum wage – from $7.25 to $10.00 - despite an abundance of experience that doing so accomplishes exactly the opposite of...