The case for the minimum wage

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    it is astonishing and absurd that since Ted Kennedy died there have been few lawmakers campaigning to restore the minimum wage. a long overdue minimum wage hike would pour tens of billions of dollars into job-producing consumer demand, especially during a recession, which we're about to have.
     
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    70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, support raising the minimum wage. anyone against it?
     
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    Sure, raise the minimum wage to $200 an hour then we'll all be rich.
     
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    Wages should be set by the market, nothing else. Keep the Govt out of it.
     
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    Something does seem to be messing up the market. Low unemployment and stagnant wages is strange.
     
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    Trickle up poor...


    And liberals bitch about Trump's tariffs no escaping a higher national wage which is just a tax on the middle class.


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    1,000s of highly paid baby boomers being replaced with lower age / lower wage workers that sounds strange to you?


    That's what's messing up the stats


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    We only just hit a level where the number of jobs is outpacing the number of people, so that might change.

    Or it could be the people doing the hiring are all colluding to keep wages lower
     
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    I’d like to see a study on that theory.
     

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