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...
Only a bleeding heart liberal would not see how an increase in the minimum wage would increase costs and prices in industries which employ minimum wage workers, which would have the greatest proportional impact on those being paid the minimum wage, who spend the highest percentage of their income purchasing products and services.
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