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Subject: Minimum wage facts worry dems Date: 1/6/2014 8:00 AM
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What has dem politicians worried....

1. Just 2.8% of American workers earn at or below the minimum wage.

The U.S. Department of Labor says 1.6 million people make the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Another 2 million earn below that rate, such as restaurant servers who make tips in addition to a lower base hourly wage which, according to U.S. News and World Report, "in many cases actually puts them significantly above the minimum wage in reality, if not officially." That means in a nation of 317 million people, just 3.6 million (1.1%) make at or below the minimum wage. As a share of the U.S. workforce, just 2.8% of people working make minimum wage.

2. Half of all minimum wage workers are 16 to 24 years old.


3. Labor workers already make well above the minimum wage.


4. Even those who support minimum wage hikes concede it could kill jobs.


5. Minorities and the poor are hit hardest by the minimum wage.

6. Even progressives concede the minimum wage is no panacea for America's economic woes.


7. 21 states already have minimum wages that are higher than the federal $7.25/hr rate.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/05/7-Minimum...


To the dems...it's anything to wave a red flag 'over here' to distract from the horrible economic and international record of Obama. Anything....don't talk about Obama's record and failed policies and out of control spending...look 'over here'....let's talk about anything else! Please!.....now here are your talking points.....

Almost no one is going to get excited about 'minimum wage' other than libs who always think there is a money fairy.

t.
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