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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

joel191 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 10:46 AM
The Republican Party is not here to represent the people from outer space.. they are here to Represent the American People. And while some want the Republican Party to represent their specific values with the vast amount of money they have on tap, and in doing so, that will very successfully make the Independent party of pragmatic policy grow and fast. Something I think would do us all very well if we want to get back on the mainline tracks.

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...