Posts Tagged ‘floor’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing the Minimum Wage

    Jul 30, 12 • 253 Views • No Comments

    Currently at $7.25, should the federal hourly minimum wage rise to $9.80? Proposed legislation from House Democrats would increase the minimum wage in three steps, 85 cents a year for 3 years. After that, the amount would move upward with inflation. Advocates...  [read more]

  • A Price Ceiling Has Unintended Consequences

    The Minimum Wage Debate

    Sep 4, 10 • 268 Views • 4 Comments

    Should we like a higher minimum wage? With the release of 9.6% as the August, 2010 unemployment number, I thought about the minimum wage debate. The teenage unemployment rate is 26.3%. In 2007, Congress increased a $5.15 minimum wage in three stages. On July...  [read more]