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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - Employment Policies Institute
The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is a fiscally conservative non-profit think tank that conducts research on employment issues like minimum wage and health care. EPI was established in 1991 In 2009, EPI became engaged in an education campaign, Defeat The Debt, on the national debt. - Source: Wikipedia
Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren't enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car. So he decided to draw attention to his plight: He walked off work in protest.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday laid out a wide-ranging agenda for the year. The first-term Democrat wants gun control, casinos and higher pay for teachers. Perhaps his most economically perilous proposal is an insistence on raising the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.75.
It's hard to find an economist who questions the relationship between the minimum wage and employment, specifically, that a higher minimum wage reduces employment opportunities for young, low-skilled and inexperienced workers.