Minimum Wage

The Fascinating Politics of a Drawn-Out Battle Over the Minimum Wage
April 30, 2014

With the notable exception of Tennessee's Bob Corker, Senate Republicans united on Wednesday, using their power under filibuster rules to prevent a debate on a bill that would increase the minimum wage gradually to $10.10 an hour.

Republicans Have a Good Map. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare's a Winning Issue.
A theory of the 2014 elections
April 24, 2014

If Obamacare recedes as an issue, Republicans might start wishing they hadn't staked everything on it.

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Not the Simple Solution Some Democrats Claim It Is
March 18, 2014

Some people will remain below the line, no matter what.

Another Rich Guy Says Populists Are Like Nazis
March 18, 2014

Raising taxes on the wealthy is just like genocide. (Unless, like, it's about trying to pay for things like schools and transportation and ways to give hard-working people a fair chance.)

Here's What Our Economy Needs If We're Going to Raise the Minimum Wage
February 21, 2014

There's a way to improve Americans' incomes without killing jobs.

What Are Republican Ideas To Increase Wages?
February 19, 2014

Republicans are set against increasing the minimum wage. Their alternatives are not new, and not very effective.

That CBO Report on Obama's Minimum-Wage Proposal is Remarkably Biased
February 18, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office just threw a hand grenade into the debate over the minimum wage.

The Silicon Valley Labor Scandals Prove Minimum Wage Hikes Don't Cost Jobs
February 14, 2014

What we can learn from Apple, Google, and Pixar's attempts to keep wages low.

Obama's Minimum Wage Raise for Federal Contractors Is a Shot Across the GOP's Bow
January 28, 2014

Janitors in federal office buildings, food servers at veterans' hospitals, and other workers with low-paying jobs for the federal government may get paid more in the future—at least if President Barack Obama has anything to say about it.

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