Kelsey Harris and Amy Payne from the Heritage Foundation asked themselves this question. They created a revealing infographic to answer this important political issue. The minimum wage has little to do with helping people earn more, rather it is a progressive tool to create a conflict between classes in the lead up to the 2014 elections. It is political pandering to those who believe the government is here to help them.
It is income redistribution at best and economically destructive at the worst. The progressive ideal is “income equality” for all, except the ruling class, of course.
“In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage. Since then, Democrats in Congress have argued that the President didn’t go far enough, proposing even more of an increase. The question is: Would this actually help the entry-level workers it is supposed to help?” ask Harris and Payne.
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