The Hardest-Working Americans

Nancy Pelosi, regarding Congress's decision to increase the minimum wage to $7.25/hour:

After 10 years of indifference, we are raising the wages for the hardest-working Americans

With all due respect to minimum-wage workers (which is to say, considerably more than is due to Pelosi), to describe them as "the hardest-working Americans" is a bald-faced lie. According to the left-wing Economic Policy Institute (PDF), 58% of workers earning less than the proposed minimum wage of $7.25/hour work less than 35 hours per week.

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