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Do as I say: ACORN and the minimum wage

The left-wing activist group ACORN is working to place initiatives on state ballots this fall to raise the minimum wage. Bruce Bartlett points out an irony:

ACORN's involvement in this campaign is amusing because a few years ago the group sued the state of California in order to be exempted from its minimum wage requirement, which was higher than the federal government's. In its appellate brief, ACORN acknowledged that the more it had to pay each worker, the fewer such workers it would be able to hire. Of course, the same thing is true for businesses, as well -- something minimum wage advocates refuse to admit.

(via David Hogberg, Capital Research Center "GreenWatch" blog).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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