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Is The Minimum Wage Really A Living Wage?

You’ll surely be shocked to learn that Scott Walker and his restaurateur donors say “yes.”

October 31, 2014

Food Stamp Use Shows Continued ‘Underemployment’ Pain

By Tim Henderson, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Luxuries were affordable for Linda Fish before she lost her job in retail management in 2009. “I won’t lie. The dinners out, the perfect martinis, the salon visits with a master stylist, and the rooms at nice hotels when I was too lazy or tired to do the long […]

August 18, 2014

Endorse This! Mary Poppins Won’t Work For Minimum Wage Anymore

Mary Poppins has had enough of working for the minimum wage and she’s letting everyone know in the way she does best, in song. In this great video from Funny or Die, everyone’s favorite magical nanny informs the children exactly why she can no longer make ends meet making minimum wage and how her meager […]

July 25, 2014

Romney: ‘I Think We Ought To Raise’ Minimum Wage [Video]

Former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney broke with his party on Friday, echoing President Barack Obama’s repeated calls to raise the federal minimum wage. “I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it,” […]

May 9, 2014

Good Company: 5 CEOs Who Support A Higher Minimum Wage

Subway CEO Fred DeLuca offered a common sense answer on Wednesday when asked about a possible increase to the minimum wage. “Over the years, I’ve seen so many of these wage increases. I think it’s normal,” DeLuca told CNBC, adding: “It won’t have a negative impact hopefully, and that’s what I tell my workers.” But […]

May 8, 2014

Minimum Wage At The Forefront, With Eye On Elections

By Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level will run through November, when voters in eight states could consider ballot measures to raise hourly rates higher than the current $7.25 federal rate. This is the second year in a row that […]

April 20, 2014

In Real Life, Higher Minimum Wage Doesn’t Kill Jobs

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — Economists and government officials endlessly speculate on the impact of raising the $7.25 federal minimum wage. Most recently, a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour might cut employment by 500,000 workers. That is balanced by the projection that higher […]

February 24, 2014

America’s Would-Be Aristocrats Forget The Most Important Thing About Business

To paraphrase Tolstoy, every successful small business shares the same traits. And they all begin with high quality employees. I’m thinking of three local establishments where I’ve traded for years: an auto repair garage, a dentist’s office, and a one-size-fits-all country store where I buy cattle and horse feed. Along with just about everything else […]

January 8, 2014