Tuesday, December 19, 2006

AEI on the Minimum Wage

A couple of AEI folks are critical of a proposed minimum wage increase:
Perhaps the proposed legislation for the upcoming 110th Congress should be called the "2007 Minority Youth Unemployment Act," or the "2007 Bonus for Middle-Class Suburban Teenagers Act." If the 110th Congress wishes to lend a hand to struggling single mothers, minorities and the poor, it should do something other than increasing the minimum wage.

I agree with their conclusions, although I think their rhetoric is a bit too much. It's a delicate and sensitive subject, and as an opponent of a minimum wage increase I worry about coming across as arrogant and out of touch.

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