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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

DoctorRoy Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 8:41 PM
I used to kid my partner that he was the Vice-President of a two man operation. I was the owner -operator, dispatcher, and occasionally the un-loader. Trucking is a tough business though. Our big problem was getting paid. Most people are honest but it is the unscrupulous companies and the unscrupulous freight brokers you have to watch out for. And it's hard to do that when you are on the road constantly.

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...