Minimum Wage

Pack of Economists Call for Minimum Wage Increase

75 send letter to the president


Dozens of economists are supporting an effort to raise the federal minimum wage.

In a letter to President Obama and key U.S. lawmakers, 75 economists said they support a plan to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour by 2016.

"The vast majority of employees who would benefit are adults in working families, disproportionately women, who work at least 20 hours a week and depend on these earnings to make ends meet," the letter said. "At a time when persistent high unemployment is putting enormous downward pressure on wages, such a minimum-wage increase would provide a much-needed boost to the earnings of low-wage workers."

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  1. Pack? I thought it was a “congress” of economists.

  2. “In a time of persistently high unemployment…”

    But the lamestream media says the recession ended five years ago!

    Notice how these economists take “persistently high unemployment” as a given, with no reference to *why* that might be, and what is causing it, or what would cause more of it.

    Oh that’s right, causality is a myth; nothing has causes, unless they are condusive to the leftoid agenda.

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