Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Fighting the Minimum Wage, With a $4,200 Raise

The White House staff is pulling out all the stops to help Congressional Republicans stop a raise in the minimum wage.

These are the same White House staffers who pocketed a $4,200 dollar raise this year.

Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997. When you adjust for inflation, the minimum wage is the lowest it's been in 50 years. (ThinkProgress)

1 comment:

Internet Esquire said...

How would you respond to the position that an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit would be a much more efficient and equitable way of helping the working poor than raising the minimum wage?