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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

L. Stephen Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 11:11 AM
So, 71% of Americans do not own a business because if they did they would not want the government telling them what they must pay their employees. (one size fits all) The free market is the best way to establish wages. Those with talent and a strong work ethic will prosper. Slugs, not so much...

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...