The House of Representatives has a strong Republican majority; yet, they are considering raising the Federal minimum wage. This makes no sense to conservatives and it should not make sense to conservatives.
There are a lot of reasons not to raise the Federal Minimum Wage:
1. The best reason is that it is unconstitutional to even have a Federal minimum wage. It should not be the Federal government's job to dictate the the fifty states what their wage laws should be. This is simple.
2. It is absurd to think that a centralized Federal government can correctly set an effective minimum wage for fifty different locations. Consider the comparison of North Dakota and Hawaii. These two states are as different as night and day. They have radically different costs of living.
3. Why on Earth does anyone think that our current batch of elected officials in Congress have the ability to correctly set a minimum wage? Our nation has current unfunded liabilities of between 50 and 75 trillion dollars. These clowns are screwing things up badly; all they care about is getting re-elected.
I think minimum wage laws should be left to the fifty states.
Keep the Federal Government out...