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May 26, 2014

Ramesh Ponnuru: Raising minimum wage a bad solution to poverty

When the federal minimum wage was last raised, in 2007, all but three Republican senators voted for it. The typical pattern for Republicans on minimum-wage increases is to hold out for a while, sometimes even a few years, then acquiesce. In recent days, several prominent Republicans – Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum – have suggested that it’s time to cave again.

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