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January 16, 2014
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Minimum wage hike would be a job-killer From my reading, a modest increase in the minimum wage would have a minor effect on job creation. The buying power of today’s minimum wage decreases in real dollars every year. The $15 minimum wage level espoused today by some progressives, union and “occupy” groups is another matter. Today’s market wages are based on the value derived from a unit of labor. When the minimum wage level is forced by government intervention, the market becomes skewed. At a minimum of $15, those paid $10, $12 or $15 now will all have to be …

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