Minimum Wage Debate

The House debates two bipartisan proposals for an increase of the minimum wage. The Murphy-Robinson-Ridge proposal called for an increase to 4.65 an… read more

The House debates two bipartisan proposals for an increase of the minimum wage. The Murphy-Robinson-Ridge proposal called for an increase to 4.65 an hour by 1992, while the Goodling-Penny-Stenholm proposal called for a smaller increase. The supporters of the first proposal argue that such an increase is necessary in order to give peole a decent wage. A provision for a smaller “training wage” ($3.35 an hour) is included in the proposal however. The supporters of the Goodling-Penny-Stenholm substitute contend that such a large increase in the minimum wage will hurt the disadvantaged who will be the first to be laid off. A large increase may also cause negative effects on the economy. close

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Minimum Wage Debate

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Program ID:
6805-1
Category:
House Highlight
Format:
House Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 23, 1989 | 6:38am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 23, 1989 | 6:38am EST | C-SPAN 1
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