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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Kevin348 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 11:51 PM
AmericanLiberal Wrote: 2 minutes ago (11:46 PM) More stupid legalism, trumping principled moral and economic reasoning--at least in your mind. See you in the rearview mirror. And btw, do you think the contracts held by public workers are similarly sacred? Bottom line, Kevin, is that Americans have been misreading the Commerce Clause from day one. The Constitution was formed to regulate business on a centralized basis. That is pretty much the reason why the Articles were pitched and we have a federal republic. ------------ Commerce Clause was written to prevent states from imposing tariffs on other states. It had nothing to do with the federal government regulating the sale of goods and services even over state lines.
nawlins72 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 12:13 PM
Its interesting that even the earliest of judiciaries under the Constitution were misreading the Commerce Clause. Thank God they read it correctly under Wickard v Filburn. Think of the chaos and barbarism that would be unleashed if farmers could just grow what they wanted.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 12:23 PM
Wickard v Filburn was a gross violation of the rights of the people to use their own land as they see fit and was the case that led to today's overly broad interpretation of the commerce clause. I seriously hope you were being sarcastic.
nawlins72 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 1:27 PM
Yep. Turn your sarcasm meter back on.

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...