Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Increasing Minimum Wage Helps Economy

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Increasing Minimum Wage Helps Economy

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We can argue whether or not to have a minimum wage, but since we do, it is actually a math problem. Indexed for inflation and productivity over the last 30 years of trickle-down economics, the minimum wage should be anywhere between 15 and 21 dollars an hour (a conservative vs. liberal estimate).

Yes. Some companies will streamline. There will be adjustments. But, consider that anyone working a full-time job wouldn't need welfare. And they would have a reasonable shot at affording new products or services. And they could enjoy the chance to have money left at the end of the month.

It's something worth exploring. Raise the federal minimum wage and have it sunset in four years if you're so terrified about more people having money to spend (in an economy that lives and dies on consumer spending). …

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