Monday, August 4, 2014

It's Deja Vu All Over Again: Let's Trot Out What the Naysayers Said The Last Time the Minimum Wage was Raised

A very small, not necessarily selective sample.

Thousands lose jobs due to higher federal minimum wage.  (Reuters, 5/14/2009)

The Hidden Costs of the Minimum Wage.. (Ludwig von Mises Institute, 6/23/2009)

Why Minimum Wage Represents Maximum Stupidity.  (Money Morning, 7/13/2009)

Minimum Wage Hike Could Lead to Job Losses.  (CBS News, 7/21/2009)

A Minimum Wage Equals Minimum Jobs.  (Reason, 7/30/2009)

Sound familiar?

Get the picture?

As much as some people would have us think, raising the minimum wage is not charting new territory.

The U.S. minimum wage has been increased 18 times since 1960, though not so much since the beginning of Ronald Reagan's Presidency.

You're forgiven is you feel a sense of deja vu.

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