Raising the minimum wage is good because the money is immediately spent boosting the economy plus there is little evidence it lowers employment levels. Of course conservatives will come up with anecdotal evidence trying to prove their point, but whenever the minimum wage is raised in Oregon employment isn't hurt.
Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase
More than three quarters of Americans support an increase in the minimum wage, according to a Gallup Poll
Seventy-six percent said the minimum wage should be raised to $9 per hour, a five point jump from March. A law that would raise the minimum wage and tie future minimum wage increases to inflation got slightly less support at 69 percent.
Fifty-six percent of Republicans said they oppose linking the minimum wage to inflation, while only eight percent of Democrats opposed that type of measure.
Voters in New Jersey approved
a measure Tuesday that raises the minimum wage in the state to $8.25 and ties further increases to inflation.