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With Unemployment Already High, Why Are Leftists Pushing for an Increase in the Minimum Wage?

bnealey Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 7:40 AM
These people that are so thrilled about a raise in the minimum wage don't have enough sense to know that we (they) are the ones who will pay for it with higher prices .

The unemployment rate has been stuck above 8 percent ever since Obama pushed through his ill-fated stimulus scheme to increase the burden of government spending.

This high level of joblessness presumably reduces Obama’s chances of getting reelected, so you would think that Democrats would be very leery of proposals that increase the cost of job creation.

Yet they’ve relentlessly pushed to subsidize unemployment, even though Paul Krugman and Larry Summers have...