Raising the minimum wage, granting overtime pay, inconvenient questions about why so many burger flippers are also on public assistance — it all receives a dismissive wave from Puzder. Too much federal regulation, he says. Not good for business.
Puzder frequently argues that higher minimum wages would hurt workers by forcing restaurants to close, and praises the benefits of automation in the fast-food industry.
Remember when the right was convinced that raising the minimum wage would lead to disastrous job losses, all because of a Congressional Budget Office report that suggested President Obama’s plan to do so would cost the country jobs? It turns out that states that have upped their minimum wage are actually doing much better than states that haven’t. A Center for […]
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as proposed in the Fair Minimum Wage Act, would increase the total combined wages of blacks, Hispanics, and Asians by $16.1 billion, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report notes that if the Fair Minimum Wage Act were passed, 6 million workers would […]
By Anita Kumar and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — President Barack Obama — and the governors of four New England states — dined Wednesday at a college town eatery that pays its employees more than the minimum wage, as Obama pressed his election-year campaign to “give America a raise.” “He knows […]
By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Raising the minimum wage makes sense to anybody who has ever worked an hourly job, President Barack Obama said in a freewheeling and highly personal argument he debuted on Wednesday. Speaking to a crowd in New Britain, Conn., Obama praised a local businessman who used to “flip […]
In March of this year, the House GOP unanimously voted against raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over three years. Almost nine months later, after a government shutdown and a budget deal that did not include an extension of emergency benefits for the unemployed, the party’s position has not changed, even as public opinion […]