More Evidence Bush is a Closet Liberal
President Bush says that raising the minimum wage is “common ground” that he’d be willing to meet the Democrats on. It is stuff like this that makes me wonder if Bush really is a Conservative/Republican.
As I’ve argued before, raising the minimum wage does little to address the issue of families living in poverty. A better policy for addressing this issue is raising the EITC. Why this can’t be common ground that the President meets the Democrats on, I don’t know. Much better to reach and do something that just won’t help much save give teenagers more money for movies and gas while living at home with Mom and Dad.