When President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, he explained the proposal as a straightforward way to “raise the incomes of millions of working families.” Research will show that lifting the working poor out of poverty is not simply asking the employers to pay more. If it were true, the Congress would have legislated away financial hardship years ago.
David Denslow, a University of Florida economist and a registered Democrat, “thinks raising the minimum wage is a misguided policy, a blunt tool that misses its mark of helping workers at the bottom of the wage scale.” It becomes more obvious each day that, as Thomas Jefferson said, “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
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