Progressives are experts at harming the very people they’re trying to help. Case in point? Minimum wage.
During the Great Depression, the new minimum wage put people out of work when they needed it most. When government raised the minimum wage in the 1960s and 1970s, it yielded the same result, this time hurting blacks and women the most.
What this tells us is that raising the minimum wage AGAIN, this time to $15 or more an hour, would be a total disaster.
Let’s actually help those in need by giving them a chance to enter the workforce on the first rung of the ladder and not throw them into unemployment with a high minimum wage.