Feds Push 'Faith-Based Argument for Raising the Minimum Wage'
9:50 AM, Apr 10, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage to $9.00 per hour. In support of this initiative, the White House has blogged about it and published a "fact sheet," as well. Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris has even conducted a "minimum wage tour" to draw attention to the issue.
The latest salvo, however, comes from the director of the Labor Department’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Phil Tom has written an article on the Department of Labor's official blog entitled "The Faith-Based Argument for Raising the Minimum Wage":
Mr. Tom also says that although readers "might even understand if I took a condescending and condemning tone, and blamed the greed of others for the struggles that so many hardworking Americans face," the bottom line is that the minimum wage is "good for the economy."
Recent Blog Posts