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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Dyoung Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:52 AM
And what about for skilled workers? What about for the country as a whole? Isn't it conservatives that say you should do things for yourself? Well get job training and then you can support yourself.

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...