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Minimum Wage, Maximum Foolishness

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:41 PM
I am not responsible for your non-existent research skills. There are countless studies available on the minimum wage (and its disastrous effects) that will not fit here but can easily be found with a Google search. If you can't find bls.gov, that's just further indication of your weakness. That most mommy's have chosen a higher standard of living than would allow them to stay home is demonstrably their choice. As for kids working, it has been well over a century since children were a significant part of the workforce (thanks to capitalism - see Census data) and those that do work today overwhelmingly do so for their own benefit - not to support the household.

Should the federal government make life more difficult for low-skilled workers?

I hope everyone will emphatically say “NO!”

Heck, most people understandably will think you’re crazy for even asking such a preposterous question.

But some of those people will also think that it’s a good idea for politicians in Washington to make low-skilled workers less attractive to employers by raising the minimum wage.

I often ask such people whether they are more likely to buy a Big Mac if McDonald’s raises the price by 24 percent. They say they are less likely.

Minimum Wage Cartoon 2