From the Union Leader:
This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty – a war that includes some battles won and others lost. Unfortunately, President Obama and Senate Democrats plan to use the occasion to amplify their call for a higher minimum wage, which is by far the least-effective tactic in our country’s ongoing attempt to reduce poverty…In a 2008 review of the research on minimum wages and poverty, economists from the University of California, Irvine and the Federal Reserve demonstrated that almost all studies find that a higher minimum wage has either no effect on poverty or even increases it.

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