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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Smitty41inPB Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 10:29 AM
the "living wage" is next, min wage is too antiquated and doesn't pay nearly enough, I mean 20/hr in TX might be OK but in NYC, please and dag nabbit we WiLL make you pay it I mean it's only FAIR and WHY R U AGAINST POOR PEOPLE ANYWAY? LOL, if it wasn't so sad it would be funny, take the jewel of the world, the Paris of the west Detroit, EVERYTHING was going their way and liberals found a way to distroy it and it took less than 40 years.

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...