” When someone says “minimum wage,” what comes to mind?
Do you think of teenagers flipping burgers? Or a single parent trying to feed several kids?
While President Obama and other proponents of a higher minimum wage want you to visualize that single parent, the truth is that a burger-flipping teenager or college student with a part-time job paints a much more accurate picture of the minimum wage in America.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. Today, Democrats in Congress are arguing that the President didn’t go far enough, proposing an increase to more than $10 an hour.”
- Minimum Wage Benefits Suburban Teenagers, Not Single Parents (heritage.org)
- The Minimum Wage Probably Doesn’t Help (changeinadvance.com)
- Proposed Bill Would Raise Arkansas Minimum Wage by $2 an Hour (arkansasmatters.com)
- Romer: Increase the EITC, Not the Minimum Wage (nationalreview.com)
- Christina Romer: The Business of the Minimum Wage (economistsview.typepad.com)