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two thoughts:

Given a tight supply of minimum wage retail help in many areas, their defacto minimum wage may be $11 or more now anyway.

second bit:

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

http://start.att.net/news/read/article/the_associated_press-...

In the back of my mind is the thought that, in spite of the demagoguery, the vast majority of able bodied people on Medicaid do work, at minimum wages jobs offered by places like WalMart.

Steve
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