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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

firetoice Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 11:09 AM
Have you, by any chance, noticed the increasing number of self checkout aisles at grocery stores and big box stores? Do you ever wonder why a merchant would purchase an expensive and complex machine, rather than hire another 2-4 checkout clerks? Do you ever wonder why pizza vendors use conveyorized ovens; or, why Burger King uses a conveyorized broiler? Do you wonder why there are a growing number of automated car washes? "Enquiring minds want to know."

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...