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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

DoctorRoy Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 7:58 PM
Well that was my whole point. If unemployment is under 5 per pent that is considered full employment. Obviously if the employers couldn't afford it and were losing money people would have been laid off and unemployment would have been higher.

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...