Inspired by the president’s plea for increasing the minimum wage, I wanted to share my thoughts.
I have always felt that the American consumer is the greatest job creator for the economy, so increasing the minimum wage so that more consumers will have more money to spend just seems to make sense to me.
It is gratifying when the right thing to do is also the smart thing to do. It is so frustrating when some think that increasing the minimum wage will harm the economy when studies show that increasing the minimum wage actually results in an up-turn to the economy.
But perhaps improving the American economy is not really their long-term goal. (OMG, am I becoming one of those crazy conspiracy nuts?)
Thanks for your consideration.