Here is what Bernie Sanders says about the minimum wage. I can see the logic in any argument to raise the minimum wage despite the misleading statements about who earns such wage and the ignoring of unintended consequences. However, shouldn’t we at least understand the facts about the minimum wage?
And don’t supporters of such an increase have an obligation to tell us the facts and be specific. For example, what is a living wage? Is it $15 an hour as some activists want? Well, if two people in a household were working in a low skill job earning that minimum wage they would make more than the current median household income in the U.S. Is that what Sanders is talking about? And if that is correct, why doesn’t he explain the consequences of such a change on the rest of the economy? What do his supporters think he is talking about?
Before you accept this kind of rhetoric, check the facts. Here is a place to start or just search minimum wage on this blog.