Some Common Cents for February 21st 2014

February 21, 2014, by John Norris

The debate over increasing the minimum wage is gaining some momentum. At this point, I think some form of comeuppance, if you will, is certainly in the offing. The only question remaining is: to what? Will Washington raise it to the Administration’s preferred $10.10/hour, or will it be something less?

If I were putting money down on the issue, I would take the under on this bet. The Republicans will cave on the larger issue, but they sure won’t increase the minimum wage by close to $3.00/hour overnight. If the endgame is, indeed, that $10.10 number, it is out in the future somewhere, and we will get to it in stages…More…

 

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