What do you think would be the outcome if we appealed the legislation that provides for a minimum wage?
I think a lot of the people who are currently only making $7.25/hour would suddenly find themselves making $3 or $4 an hour. Or less than that, if the employer can find someone willing to do the job for $2/hour.
Are you okay with that?
The minimum wage establishes a baseline which states that everyone’s time and energy is worth a certain amount of money.
Abolishing the minimum wage means allowing wages to be controlled purely by market forces.
Are you okay with the idea that a person’s time is only worth a dollar or two an hour, if that’s what market forces dictate?
all the options to increase the working poor income
What alternative proposals did you have in mind?