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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Smitty41inPB Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 10:55 AM
the whole argument is fact challenged lies. 46% of those earning min wage live in a household that avg 47k?yr, double the poverty line. Most are kids living with parents, stay at home spouse that gets part time work to support partners stagnent wages and higher prices or elderly doing same because of fixed income. Only 20% of min wage earners are single income provider for a family, which could be 2 or 3 people not the family of 4 necessary to be included in the 23K/yr poverty line. Racism is racism but only when you're not a liberal.

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...