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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

joel191 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 10:41 AM
The idea is excellent. The big buzzing blue fly in the soup is.. welfare. People are not taking jobs offered by rogue employers who offer less than the cost of 'maintaining' the job. (Getting there.. dressing for it.. rent.. the skills needed to maintain or improve yourself in that job.) Illegal aliens are doing a wonderful job of filling in all the jobs the folks cannot afford to get to, and some states are blatantly supporting the illegal aliens for exactly that reason.

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...