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Raise minimum wage, gradually


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2013

~~<p>When is it the most opportune time for government to compel businesses to bump up what they pay their lowest wage earners? Never, of course.</p>
<p>Employers will say that an increase in the minimum wage means a heavier added burden, beyond merely raising the lowest pay. The minimum wage sets the floor, and raising it often drives up pay for those working well above the minimum as well.</p>
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When is it the most opportune time for government to compel businesses to bump up what they pay their lowest wage earners? Never, of course.

Employers will say that an increase in the minimum wage means a heavier added burden, beyond merely raising the lowest pay. The minimum wage sets the floor, and raising it often drives up pay for those working well above the minimum as well. Login for more...



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