Dave Raley: Minimum wage bump won’t help

October 15, 2013 

When the minimum wage was 50 cents and I was picking cotton for 35 cents a hundred, a gallon of gas was 19 cents and a loaf of bread was 15 cents. Today, the minimum wage is $7.25, a gallon of gas is $3.33 and bread is $2.79 a loaf. The costs of commodities have gone up more than the minimum wage increase.

In what way are the minimum wage workers better off?

Raise the minimum wage to $12 and you’ll see $6 gas and $5 bread.

In what way will the minimum wage workers be better off?

Dave Raley

Laurel Hill

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