Senate Democrats: We should probably get started on this minimum-wage push, huh? « Hot Air: "Back in February, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi aptly hinted at the Democrats’ tactical plans for this specifically-resurrected-to-avoid-more-pressing-issues issue: “Just keep it simple. We want to raise the minimum wage, and you don’t. Why not?” I.e., that old fallback of the Democratic playbook: Republicans must really hate poor people, because that is literally the only possible explanation they could have for being opposed to such a simple, zero-repercussions gesture.
That minimum wage increases are among the most superficially simple yet intellectually cheap populist faux-giveaways that in the long run actually harm the people they were ostensibly meant to help the most, and are in fact wildly counterproductive to the goal of encouraging and economic growth and employment… will not be mentioned, and indeed vehemently avoided. Get excited."
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