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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

dnha14 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 2:52 PM
I thought the stupidity rate in the country hovered around 50%. I had no idea it was as high as 71%.
anabanana213 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 1:09 AM
Yes, anyone who disagrees with you must be stupid.

it could not possibly be that we are taking into account the human condition, that when you pay people less, they are forced to work longer hours, take second jobs, or send their spouses and teenage children to work to help support the family. This keeps unemployment from dropping as lower wages cause labor demand to rise.

Serious question: How on earth could anyone oppose a policy that would effectively give low-skilled workers (workers who barely make enough money to feed themselves, let alone a family), higher wages? After all, we live in difficult economic times, and it doesn’t seem wholly unreasonable that individuals working in low-skilled jobs should be entitled to a minimum, universally agreed upon standard of living. And indeed, as you might expect, this isn’t by any means an unpopular idea: According to a recent Gallup poll, almost all the Democrats -- and precisely half the Republicans -- surveyed would vote “for” a proposal...