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09 December 2013 @ 07:13 pm
on the other hand  
"Supporters say that a higher minimum wage will give people a better standard of living and boost consumption. Detractors argue that it will lead companies to hire fewer workers and kill job creation. One thing no one addresses, however, is that regardless of whether the government raises the minimum wage, our society can’t endlessly coast with a system that includes wage stagnation for the many and soaring prosperity for the few, nor can the government snap its legislative fingers and magically produce income."

 
 
 
Selkiselki on December 10th, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
The part about not wanting to subsidize WalMart's labor practices (referenced in your other article) is the reason I've wanted to raise minimum wage for a long time. It's not a perfect solution -- I heard a substitute teacher on the radio complaining that it wouldn't help her, so she was against it -- but I think it would be better over all, and I just hate subsidizing the big unfair companies. I don't believe it will drive employers to cut these jobs much more than they do already -- most already cut as near to the bone as their businesses can stand.