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(I support the minimum wage laws) because menial labor is always in greater supply than demand

Millions of jobs are not worth paying the minimum wage for, so those millions of jobs just don't exist. Millions more jobs (particularly of the self-employment variety) would be viable but for the exhorbitant payroll tax. Absent these drags, the labor market might see a shortage rather than a surplus, leading to higher wages.

Once again, I encourage you to look at actual history, particularly of the industrial 1800's, when there was no such legislation.

Riiight. Because the only difference between 1804 and 2004 is the existence of the minimum wage laws.

Like regulation, it makes no competitor "better", it makes no competitor "worse", it makes for a level playing field for all of them.

It's not a problem with unequal treatment or benefit, but thanks for the straw man. The true cost of the minimum wage is in loss of jobs... raising the miminum wage shrinks the jobs market.

I acknowledge that such laws stop people from paying others 75¢ per hour

I submit that since no one is willing to work for such a pittance, so a lack of willing employees at that wage has more to do with that than any law.

or from hiring children

Yeah, that's minimum-wage related all right.

or from requiring them to work 7 days a week,

What does this have to do with the minimum wage, again? It would be nice if your arguments were actually on-point.

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