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  •  Minimum wage (4+ / 0-)

    is a scam perpetrated by corporations on working people. It works like this: Corporations make nice profits by paying their workers too little and failing to provide them with health insurance or other benefits. Workers can't survive on minimum wage, so they turn to the government for help -- for  health insurance for their children and food stamps so they can eat, for example. People earning more than minimum wage pay for those benefits with their tax dollars. Minimum wage is a way for corporations to pork down at the public trough. And lowering minimum wage would only make matters worse -- increase subsidies for corporations at the expense of workers.

    •  And to think (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      that Bachmann said we'd have "full employment" by abolishing the minimum wage. Employment of what kind?

      -- Don't just support the labor movement - join it! http://workingamerica.org/join

      by Doug Foote on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 09:33:54 AM PDT

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