Republicans Oppose a Minimum Wage Increase. Do Economists Agree?
As expected President Barack Obama argued for environmental educational and budgetary reforms in his State of The Union address last night. His argument for a $9 minimum wage however made some news. It is seen as a dicey political move at at time when hiring remains stagnant and business interests continue to find the president's positions polarizing. Republicans have made the argument that a higher minimum wage would hurt job growth which would only deny work to impoverished families at a time when unemployment remains high.   Speaker of the House John Boehner who voted against a 2006 minimum ...
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