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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Johnny L. Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 3:28 PM
Raising the minimum wage is pointless and destructive. It is a shame that the economics are too complicated for the average dullard to understand.
olddog39 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 9:02 PM
Well, when about 80% of NYC HS graduates can't read, write or do math is this any wonder?
What would they think if the cost of their favorite junk food all of a sudden doubled, because the labor to produce it doubled? There are so many folks along the line that will have increases in pay added at each step!
s230 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 3:49 PM
and that we are letting polls of those who don't understand drive the decision to change it.

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...