Raising the Minimum Wage in Hard Times
Updated / Summary
The federal minimum wage was enacted during the Great Depression to promote economic recovery.
The long-term fall in worker buying power is a key reason we are in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Raising the minimum wage boosts consumer purchasing power and economic recovery.
Raising the minimum wage does not increase unemployment in good times or bad.
Raise the floor to lift the economy.
Oct 27 2010
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