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...
Sounds good to say that, but the fact is, when 1,000 people apply for the job, if you pay more than minimum wage, you should be committed. But if you raise the minimum wage, you either don't do that part of your business, or you find a way to hire for LESS than the minimum wage. I would point out that when that starts, just how much less you pay is up to you, but it won't be anywhere near a living wage. We do that to illegal aliens all the time, and we create slums on that very spot. I suspect most of Congress is still attempting to pass the Bar, and so they have NO idea at all of what and where Hells Kitchen is. No worry.. we will have plenty before we are done.
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