Over the past year, the Democratic Party has again insisted that minimum wage must be raised to keep up with current inflation and the cost of living. Citing that minimum wages have not been increased since 2009, many of the supporters calling for the increase in minimum wage claim that such a hike in the minimum wage would allow workers to help themselves out of poverty and reduce the dependence on federal and state welfare support programs. Unfortunately, raising the minimum wage will not end poverty, reduce dependence on welfare programs or even allow for economic mobility of the nation’s working poor. In fact, raising the minimum wage will actually have the opposite effect.
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Over the last few days, the world has been wondering about the fate of some three hundred Nigerian girls, from the ages of 9 to 15, kidnapped from various schools to be sold as part of the human sex slave trade. At the center of these kidnappings is Boko Haram, considered as a militant Islamic group by America’s European allies, is not on the State Department’s list of terrorist groups. In our nation’s efforts to reach out to the Middle East, the Obama administration has never been willing to identify any militant Islamic movements as terrorist organizations and a threat to American security. Continue reading