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Obama - will his request for a $9 minimum wage increase really help youth employment?

He says it will. In the six months following the last minimum wage increase in 2009....... 600,000 teen jobs disappeared! Ironically, Obama would again be hurting his most loyal supporters - the youth! But what's new about that? Source - National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Reality - did you actually listen to his "State of the Union speech?" (Minority Youth Employment Act) @ Scott - great answer.

Asked By: jimbo - 2/18/2013
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Liberals think that by simply requiring people get paid more that everyone will be able to live off working at McDonalds. What that don't realize is that 1) Companies will lay off workers to handle costs and 2) requiring a higher wage increases inflation, which means that $9 an hour will still be below the poverty line... More
Answered By: Mr. Hamilton - 2/18/2013
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Please provide a link or source to back up that statistic. 2/3 of all unsupplied sources are incorrect Source - fugwumps internet source thing (FIS)
Answered By: scott b - 2/18/2013
 
He didn't say it would. You are LYING. He said it wasn't fair that someone who works full-time at minimum wage is still well below the poverty level.
Answered By: Reality has a Liberal Bias - 2/18/2013
 
An increase in the minimum wage will only reduce the number of jobs available.
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Answered By: Welcome to America now go home - 2/18/2013
 
No, it will cause employers to pay more, if anything it causes youth employment to decrease
Answered By: Michael - 2/18/2013
 
No. It will do more to harm a fragile enconomy,
Answered By: Not An Obama fan - 2/18/2013
 
No, it just means potential employers won't hire as many people, and work the hell out of the few they do hire.
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Answered By: Fork - 2/18/2013
 
LBJ said his great society would lift the poor out of poverty. It only enslaved the blacks to the DNC for the next 200 years.
Answered By: another new account - 2/18/2013
 
I don't know if it will help for sure or not. I mean, it should in that more young people will search for jobs (c'mon, for a high schooler, sometimes $7.25 just isn't work it. $9.00 though... that sounds good.) But employers have a particularly large love for being greedy and the $50 a day that they'd be spending extra... More
Answered By: Breaking the Fourth Wall - 2/18/2013
 
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