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Jim Pinkerton is undecided on minimum wage

FOX News commentator Jim Pinkerton is undecided on minimum wage. He does not know that raising the minimum wage to $10 would increase unemployment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oijmRLG_g88

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As a society we need to

As a society we need to decide: If a person puts in a full week of work at another persons business, should he be earning a minimum livable wage or should his living standard be set by his employer?

If we consider all human life to be equal and have value, then it is not outside of the constitution to ask if a minimum livable wage is a natural right in our society.

"Lighthouses are more useful than churches."- Ben Franklin
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."- James Madison

Minimum wage should be higher!

I'm against having a minimum wage for a number of reasons and would vote to end it. That said, as long as we have a minimum wage I believe it should be higher...for a number of reasons both philosophical and practical.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
- President John F. Kennedy

Jan Helfeld's picture

Would a higher minimum wage increase unemployment?

Would a higher minimum wage increase unemployment?

Jan Helfeld

Would keeping it the same boost employment?

Theory. That's all you got.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
- President John F. Kennedy

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Minimum wage started in 1938 at $.25 hour

so hows the minimum wage working for you. The definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

History of Federal Minimum Wage Rates Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 1938 - 2009
http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.htm

Jan Helfeld's picture

thank you for the history

thank you for the history.

Jan Helfeld

Remember the minimum wage was first enacted to keep the

poor unskilled black men from entering the construction job market. It works as well now as it did back then.
http://lubbockonline.com/editorial-columnists/2011-09-05/wil...

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GOOD POINT

GOOD POINT.

Jan Helfeld

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Some conservative!

Some conservative!

Jan Helfeld