Sunday, December 17, 2006

Minimum wage discussion

It's been widely reported that the first bill Congressman Walz will co-sponsor is a bill to increase the minimum wage.

Conservatives and scrooge like business leaders complain that increased wages force businesses to cut jobs and in general are bad for business.

In light of recent studies that show an apartment dweller in Central MN would have to make more than $11 per hour to pay for their home. Thus, families are forced into situations where individuals have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Ah, I love how the party of "family values" does not want to see families actually together!

I read numerous conservative blogs that have ripped Walz for this stance, saying he simply abides by his big-labor friends.

They share stories of teens being laid off and how liberals in a restaraunt complained about increased prices on pie.

Give us a name. Tell us where, what town, what place had to lay off workers because of increased wages?

Conservatives love to cite anecdotal information, stories with no fact.

BS...more to follow on this later in the day.

"We all do better when we all do better." Paul Wellstone

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