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With Unemployment Already High, Why Are Leftists Pushing for an Increase in the Minimum Wage?

sarchibald-mcgreggor Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 10:28 PM
Wake the fruck up,..the real unemployment # is nearly 25% !!,..

The unemployment rate has been stuck above 8 percent ever since Obama pushed through his ill-fated stimulus scheme to increase the burden of government spending.

This high level of joblessness presumably reduces Obama’s chances of getting reelected, so you would think that Democrats would be very leery of proposals that increase the cost of job creation.

Yet they’ve relentlessly pushed to subsidize unemployment, even though Paul Krugman and Larry Summers have...