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Poll: 71 Percent Support Raising the Minimum Wage

weluvdarams Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 4:20 PM
It's so easy to spend other people's money. I'm sure if you asked Americans whether they believe Congress should pass and the President sign a law requiring employers to buy Cadillacs for all their employees there would be overwhelming support for that too.

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...