Monday, May 08, 2006

Another Right Wing Talking Point Down The Tube...

How many times now have we heard that raising the minimum wage will result in losses in the job market and higher consumer pricing?

The Florida chapter of ACORN commissioned a study one year after Florida's minimum wage went up. They found no substantive change in the rate of job growth or economic growth in the state even after the minimum wage went up $1.25 per hour over the span of a year and a half.

This should be interesting reading for anyone working with the local Living Wage efforts.

Click here to read their report.

2 comments:

autoegocrat said...

Woohoo! Thanks for finding this.

Freedonian said...

I totally lucked onto it. I was looking at the ACORN site to see if they were speaking out against S.1955 and emailed myself a link to it.