The Minimum Wage Debate and the Little Secret…

Written by Scott

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There’s a little secret about the minimum wage that neither side seems to be talking about.

I’m not delving into the debate itself–I believe it should be between the employee and the employer, and that benefits should stay benefits, rather that requirements. But all that aside…

Have you noticed, as the movement has spread across the states, how, despite sometimes drastic differences in cost of living between areas, the dollar amount is the same?

Here’s why, and here’s the little secret they aren’t talking about: it’s not about the money. It’s about power and control.

If raising the minimum wage was the solution to so many of society’s ills, why stop at $15/hr? Why not $25? $44.25? Or heck, why not just mandate a yearly salary of $62,500? (That number, by the way, I just made up off the top of my head, just like the $15/hr number…)

So now, tell me in the comments where I’ve gone wrong.