Is there ever a good time to raise the minimum wage?
Whenever there's a serious proposal to raise the minimum wage, there's the same exasperating "debate." Conservatives and business groups always argue that giving the lowest paid workers a raise will actually hurt the working poor.
But when exactly do those folks think raising the minimum wage is a good idea? The answer: never. They think it's a bad idea when the economy is doing poorly, and it's a bad idea now when the economy is doing well.
Who is Douglas Holtz-Eakin? President of the American Action Forum. He thinks Obamacare should be repealed. He doesn't think the working poor deserve either a raise or medical care.
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