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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Samwise24 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 6:09 PM
Yep, it's a fake. But it's just about believable, right? It makes you wonder if Krugman actually does live his personal life in a way that he suggests we run our government. Obviously not, because he would have gone into bankruptcy long ago if he did.

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...