Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 / Compromise bill should be passed

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Position: Compromise bill should be passed

This position addresses the topic Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007.

For this position

Quotes-start.png "The House measure contains only modest tax cuts, worth $1.3 billion over the next 10 years, and is focused on the small businesses that are most likely to be harmed by a higher minimum wage, like mom-and-pop restaurants. We would have preferred a straightforward minimum wage increase. But the House bill is a reasonable response to the Senate’s refusal to move forward without tax cuts." Quotes-end.png
From Minimum Wage, Minimum Tax Cuts, by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, February 15, 2007) (view)

Against this position

Quotes-start.png "There’s a more direct path to improving incomes for the working poor. Instead of requiring employers to pay more, and then allowing them to apply for reimbursement through tax subsidies, why not skip the middleman and subsidize the worker directly?" Quotes-end.png
From The Bare Minimum, by Sarah Hamersma (The New York Times, March 8, 2007) (view)

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