Confirmed: Raising the Minimum Wage = Job Growth!


Republicans, listen up.  Raising the minimum wage leads to job growth!  After the Department of Labor released state by state hiring data just days ago, look at what the media had to say:

From National Public Radio:

New data released by the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states…have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.

From The Associated Press:

Job growth picks up in states that raised minimum wage…The 13 states that raised their minimum wages at the beginning of this year are adding jobs at a faster pace than those that did not, providing some counter-intuitive fuel to the debate over what impact a higher minimum has on hiring trends.

From TIME Magazine:

The findings…undermine the argument that raising the minimum wage hurts job growth, a view held by major conservative lobbies.

While Republicans waste time and taxpayer money on a frivolous lawsuit, the country is taking note: raising the minimum wage leads to job growth.  Speaker Boehner, enough with the stalling.  It’s time to jumpstart the middle class and raise the wage for millions of Americans.

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