The New York Times: Editorial Board: Germany and the Minimum Wage: A Sensible Approach to an Income Floor

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The New York Times: Editorial Board: Germany and the Minimum Wage

More evidence that Germany is not as socialist as it get’s stereotyped. The German Bundestag which is the lower chamber of the German Federal Parliament which is like the U.S. House in our Congress passed a sensible minimum wage law last week. 8.50 Euros which would be $11.60 in American dollars assuming the upper chamber of parliament in Germany the Bundesrat which would be like the U.S. Senate in the U.S. Congress passes this law as well. This is not a twenty-five dollar and hour minimum wage that American so-called Progressives want. But $11.60 which is less than half.

$7.25 and hour is way too low for a minimum wage in America especially with our high cost of living. And then you add that it is also unfairly too low when you consider that grocery store…

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