Why Do Democrats Love Raising The Minimum Wage?

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    Answer: They don't care about high unemployment.

    Why is this?

    Because helping some special interest groups out is more important to Democrats then keeping down unemployment

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca8Z__o52sk&feature=related]YouTube - Milton Friedman on Minimum Wage[/ame]
     
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    At the rate Demcrats keep extending unemployment we might as well call it Welfare.

    The Dems started extending benefits 3 years ago....just around the time they started boosting the minimum wage.

    Think they knew what was gonna happen?
     
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    Milton Friedman was a brilliant man. I didn't watch the video but I'm familiar with his manifesto.

    I'm sure you realize the "Answer" to your question is not "They don't care about high unemployment."

    The answer is that it's one of many measures put in place to prevent Aristocracy. There are arguments for and against, like any other monetary policy.
     
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    Stupid liberals just don't think these things through.
     
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    Yes! BEcause we want to keep those people off the payrolls and on government welfare so we can control their lives!
     
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    Perhaps they felt that getting Friedman's negative income tax through Congress would be harder? The EITC seems to be about as far as we can go on that front.
     
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    what i made in minimum wage in the late 70's 'could buy more', than what a high school kid earns now in minimum wage...

    why shouldn't a kid working today be able to buy, all that i could buy back then when i made minimum wage, for the same job done or even a more productive job done? (productivity has been improving so the minimum wage worker today is probably producing more)

    regardless, most States do a fine job with regulating their own State minimum wage....there are only a handful of states that have no minimum wage in the law of their own state....and this is who are being governed by federal laws.

    Fuel prices affect the entire economy and businesses more, than a few minimum wage earners and the ones slightly above that, (about 6% of all workers from all i've read).
     
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    Sure, they want sky hight unemployement so they will be wiped out at the polls. Get serious.
     
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    Because our parents and our generation fucked them over.
     
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    Because they want to deceive the people into thinking that by raising the minimum wage they are making everyone richer, in truth though the minimum wage will never solve the problem, as soon as it rises employers drop employees they don't need as costs go up in line with the wage increase. :cuckoo:
     
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