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Impacting Poverty

InsideStraight Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 7:28 AM
And who thinks that a union member presently making twice the minimum wage will not be offended that the new wage level impacts his relative position vis a vis his lesser paid worker, and expect his wages to increase in order to maintain the same scale?
The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously observed that “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

It’s an admonition not taken particularly seriously by today’s political left. They embrace, extol, advocate ideas and policies based on what they wish were true, regardless of how often and consistently their ideas have been proven wrong.

Take, for instance, the minimum wage.

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill) wants to again raise the minimum wage – from $7.25 to $10.00 - despite an abundance of experience that doing so accomplishes exactly the opposite of...