Propaganda: Polls show a majority of Americans support raising the minimum wage! The Greedy Rich and Evil Republicans are ignoring the will of The People!
An IBD/TIPP poll released February 27, 2014, asked “Do you support a minimum wage hike to $10.10 an hour?”.
62% said: “Yeah! Sure! Of course! Why not?”
The same poll then asked “Would you support it in the context of 500,000 likely job losses, as predicted by the CBO?”
49% said: “Whoa, wait just a second! You mean it’s going to cost half a million jobs? Hell no, forget it, are you crazy?”
Here are some highlights from the poll:
- When informed of the CBO report on likely job losses, the number of people supporting the minimum wage hike dropped from 62% to 49%.
- The number of people supporting the hike declined across Party lines.
- Among Independents, it dropped from 59% to 46%
- Among Republicans, it dropped from 34% to 20%
- Among Democrats, it dropped from 87% to 77%
Most polls on the minimum wage only ask the first question, and get the same majority percentage of people supporting it. But when people are given all the facts, support falls to less than half of those polled.
Another piece of progressive propaganda related to the minimum wage goes as follows (excerpt from IBD):
Backers of the Obama proposal say that boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 would get it back only to where it was in 1968, after adjusting for inflation.
What they fail to point out is that 1968 was the only year since a federal minimum wage was enacted 75 years ago that it topped $10, when measured in constant 2012 dollars.
It’s a good lesson in how pollsters and the media can twist an issue with rhetoric. And, how uninformed so many Americans truly are on pressing issues of the day.
Half of America does not support a minimum wage hike.
And neither do Obama’s billionaire liberal supporters, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Michael Bloomberg.