Ballot Initiatives

An excellent opinion piece was published yesterday in the Washington Post that mentions many good reasons to raise the minimum wage nationally.

I encourage you to read the whole article, but here is just a snippet that opposes Post Dispatch's 1% protector Jeff Nicklaus.

This is just common sense. Put money into the pockets of low-wage workers and they will spend it, increasing demand for businesses. Alternatively, when companies lack customers, giving them a tax break is the least effective way to boost the economy. EPI estimates that hiking the minimum wage could create demand needed to generate about 100,000 full-time equivalent jobs [nationally].

 

Thank you, Katrina vanden Heuvel.

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