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  •  Yes, I'd rather see taxpayers do it. (0+ / 0-)

    If people lose their jobs because of the minimum wage, they will be right back on SNAP anyhow. What have we gained?

    There are some people who simply don't have the skills to generate "a minimum standard of living". I say let them do the best they can and let taxpayers help them the rest of the way.

    The alternative is to raise the minimum wage and price them out of the market entirely. Now instead of 30% of their needs, we must provide 100%!

    And the house they would have renovated remains vacant (and off the tax rolls).

    You are right that it is smarter to train the workers so they have better skills. But this is expensive, and we must win more elections before we can do it.

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