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Focusing on inflation-adjusted
minimum wage is misquided

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

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Posted By:grace52, 1/3/2014 12:29:46 PM

Under fire for the botched rollout of President Obama’s health care law, Democrats have vowed to step up the push for increasing the minimum wage. Politically, it’s easy to see the attraction of the idea, as it’s a long-favored Democratic policy that will help mobilize the party’s base in an election year, and the concept also has broad populist appeal. But the arguments being made in favor of the minimum wage present a misleading picture of its role in economic policy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/3/2014 12:43:32 PM     (No. 9678193)

Minimum Wage = Government Control. What could possibly go wrong with that?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/3/2014 1:31:57 PM     (No. 9678260)

I have a vastly superior IDEA...PUT ALL Congressmen/women and Administration officials, including the Faux President on Minimum Wage. Hey they are stealing millions on the side, why pay them a real salary?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rama41, 1/3/2014 4:50:03 PM     (No. 9678516)

If democrats want an inflation-adjusted minimum wage, why aren´t there any democrat bills advocating an inflation based COLA to solve the issue once and for all? Couldn´t be because that would take this perennial money-making election issue off the table once and for all, would it? /s

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/3/2014 8:47:10 PM     (No. 9678752)

How does a new minimum prevent a newly unemployed employee?

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