Minimum Wage

costs of living since 1978 meme

Misleading With Inflation Since 1978

Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 17,000 likes and 50,000 shares. This meme compares various cost of living increases since 1978 with the corresponding changes in wages. According to the meme, important staples have…

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employer subsidized food stamps meme

Welfare Doesn’t Help Employers Pay Less

Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 93,000 likes and 82,000 shares.  This meme conveys a common theme; that businesses who employ low wage workers benefit from welfare programs, such as food stamps.  On the…



The Seattle Minimum Wage and Prices

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 8,000 likes and 3,400 shares.  This meme tries to shoot down the argument that raising the minimum wage results in price increases, by pointing to Seattle and their $15/hr…



Does Raising Minimum Wage Reduce Welfare?

Courtesy of Liberal And Proud Of It, with over 4,800 likes and 10,400 shares.  This meme claims it’s a fact that raising the minimum wage will reduce reliance on welfare programs.  Of course, there is…


This Isn’t What’s Wrong in Washington

Courtesy of Americans Against the Republican Party, with over 7,600 likes and 6,900 shares.  It’s also been put up by Liberal America, with about 1/3 of the traffic.  This meme claims the capital gains tax…



Fallacy of the Walmart Food Stamp Subsidy Argument

Courtesy of Jobs With Justice, although countless others outlets have repeated this same argument.  This data comes from a study by one of the most respected and disciplined group of academics in the nation, the…