The liberal left has adamantly supported arbitrarily raising the minimum wage as a way to bring people out of poverty.
Basic economics and an overwhelming amount of data debunks that idea.
In fact, raising the minimum wage can often hurt more people than it helps.
The mayor of Baltimore, a Democrat, did her own research and finally came to terms with that reality.
From Washington Examiner:
Standing behind a podium emblazoned with her city’s logo, last week Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, a liberal Democrat, reversed her position on increasing the minimum wage and announced her decision to veto legislation that would raise it.
Hiking the minimum wage, Pugh explained, would cause employers to flee the city and result in a loss of job opportunities available to Baltimoreans. Given the “economic impact” of the policy, she asserted it was “not appropriate at this time” to implement it.
Pugh carefully walked reporters through her journey to the decision, emphasizing that she “did some research” on the potential impacts and spoke with small business owners, ministers, nonprofits, and other stakeholders before coming to her surprising conclusion.
The facts are the facts.