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Topic - Stephen Fuller
As the debate shapes up over a possible minimum wage increase, the loudest voices on both sides are talking about Maryland's whole economy - not only the plight of individual workers or business owners.
Opponents of raising the minimum wage in Maryland highlighted a study released Monday that examines some of the economic downsides an increase could have on small businesses, particularly in food services and the hospitality industry.
"Woe is me" is the cry of every bureaucrat in official Washington, suffering under the heavy hand of budgetary belt-tightening that goes by the name of sequestration. But there's actually no sign of cutbacks in the job market in Washington, D.C. The business of government is booming.
Failure by Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" could put hundreds of thousands of people across the nation out of work, most of whom don't work for the government and don't live in federal government strongholds.
Acres of flowers carpeting the ground in bold hues might seem more at home in a Monet painting or the land of Oz, but it's a sight that's become a familiar part of the Ethiopian landscape.
Throughout the recession, one major city stood out as an oasis for jobs and growth: Washington, D.C.
Raising it to $10 would cost the state 6,000 jobs, he said.
But he said the most thorough, peer-reviewed studies, including one from the University of California that he called the "gold standard" among economists, undermine predictions like those Fuller presented.