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  •  Minimum wage is absolutely legal (2+ / 0-)
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    And, since it is argued as a state compelling interest to protect all employees, is mandated across the country (or state for state-level minimums) in all sectors and all employers.

    And the fact that there is a statutory minimum undermines any argument to create some kind of secondary special-circumstances other minimum.  

    If the state interest is to set a floor on labor wages to prevent exploitation then DO IT with a fair and accurate minimum wage.

    If any company is found violating the minimum wage laws they should absolutely be punished.  I agree 100%.

    But I fail to see the merit of debating something that is not merely politically unlikely, but actually legally prohibited in our country.

    I am not dismissing your intention.  I think I understand exactly what you are trying to accomplish, I was merely pointing out that Maximum Wage laws would not be legally enforceable in the country in which you and I live.

    This isn't a "I don't think we should do this." argument.  Its just an observation of almost 80 years of established precedent.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 08:18:45 AM PDT

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