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Wage growth would also help?

Can't pay them more because, we are assured, paying people enough so they don't have to look to the government for assistance would "destroy jobs".

Remember all the fuss a couple weeks ago about companies promising to raise the minimum wage they pay their people and attributed the raise to the huge tax cut corporations were just handed? Some suggested at the time that the increased pay was a result of a tight job market, not generosity on the part of management. Had lunch at Arby's yesterday. As I was leaving, I noticed the help wanted sign at the drive up was advertising a $10/hr starting wage. (minimum wage in Michigan is $9.25 as of January 1, 2018)

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