On May 10, some of the lowest-paid, least-respected workers in Metro Detroit stood up for themselves by going on strike.
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Pelosi stepped to the Detroit podium to advocate increase in the minimum wage to $9, a policy so destructive it’s been dubbed “The Minority Youth Unemployment Act.”
Sec of Labor nominee Perez seems determined to cut off the lower rungs of the ladder so few will follow him.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to incrementally raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25 by the end of 2015 then automatically tie it to inflation. His intent is to raise the incomes of Americans who have fallen further behind in an economy he made worse. Nothing, however, could be more devastating … Continue Reading →
Is it really wrong that a person who works full-time at minimum wage earns almost $15,000 per year? The president might think so for his own personal reasons, but is it wrong from some well-founded philosophical sense?