Minimum Wage

What’s the minimum wage objective? Proponents of raising the minimum wage have stated their goal is to obtain a “living wage” for the lowest paid worker. That sounds truly magnanimous on the surface. Who wouldn’t want a “living wage?” Leadership in both political parties support the idea of a minimum wage. The Democratic Party even featured it in their platform for this election cycle. According to their platform statement: “…the current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage.” They went on to define the “living wage” as: [The worker] “…should earn at...

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