Sunday, April 9, 2017

Minimum-Wage Hikes A Way To Buying Union Votes

By Philly, April 09, 2017

Antony Davies is an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh
James R. Harrigan
is a senior research fellow at Strata in Logan, Utah
Gov. Wolf is on a mission to lift the minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 per hour. In his quest, he has rolled out all the same arguments that Democrats use every time a minimum-wage hike is at hand: a family of four cannot afford the basic necessities of life on a single minimum-wage salary; the state will collect more tax revenue if the wage is raised; and of course, "won't someone please think of the children."
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