Thursday, February 9, 2017

Minimum-Wage Hikes Not the Solution to Poverty

By National Review, Feb. 07, 2017 
Last July, the Democratic party pledged to lead the fight for a federally mandated $15 minimum wage. “The current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage,” the party’s platform contended. “No one who works full time should have to raise a family in poverty.” 
Other champions of the movement to increase the minimum wage — such as “Fight for $15” and the Service Employees International Union — have called attention to the same concern. And sometimes, their voices have been heard: This year, 14 states and Washington, D.C., elected to increase their minimum wages, some through bills in the legislature and others through referenda. (Eight other states raised their minimum wage, too, but solely to adjust for inflation.)

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