thefabulousoriginal said: On the raising the minimum wage thing: One time my parents were talking about that, and my dad said they should raise it gradually because doubling it immediately could potentially lead to businesses cutting jobs. I agree that the minimum wage needs to be raised, but in the mean time I'd rather make eight dollars an hour than zero.
Agreed- especially when you factor tax funded jobs into the equation. Not all employees are a for profit business. If minimum wage doubled, there would either be MAJOR tax hikes, or MAJOR lay offs in tax funded fields.