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  •  Sigh. Look back to my original post. (2+ / 0-)
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    Sparhawk, VClib

    I am trying to explain why it's illegitimate to say, as many here do, "McD's or Wendy's or Buger King makes millions a year, so they can pay $15 an hour."  It's a much more complicated analysis than that.  

    And I fully expect anyone I would send to Congress would make exactly the kind of analysis I am describing -- or rely on that kind of analysis done by someone else -- before they decide where the minimum wage should be.  I would hope everyone else would expect the same thing.  

    •  Let's be realistic. The "data" Congress uses... (0+ / 0-)

      ...for decisions like this are "how much are these lobbyists' masters donating to me?" and "what is the effect on my re-election chances if I do this?"

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