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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

joel191 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 10:32 AM
The profit margin in most of the Restaurant Industry is less than a percentage point. It is a fraction of a percentage point. A bugger flipper job in an ongoing bugger flipper place may well wind up becoming an excellent place to work when all other work places have closed.. or moved to Singapore. Congress is comfortable though.. bring them another pitcher 'Tender.

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...