Decision to raise minimum wage is not worth it

Bottom line — The level of minimum wage has started increasing more rapidly in recent years, and President Obama is fighting to raise it further. Photo credit: Elliot Mosher

The proposed increase, the first since 2009, would be harmful to low-income employees and the economy Do you like the idea of a 20-percent pay increase? In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama suggested increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour. Most college …

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