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...hing in our economy as a country. “I don 't think the center of this should be the macroeconomic debate. The center should be, is there a group of people out there who really deserve a leg up? I think the answer is yes. But I can 't believe the junk that comes out on both sides of this thing." (Thornberg) But I would also like to justify the fact that many states of the country have already set minimum wages to that of a higher level. In a study conducted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, 29 states, plus the District of Columbia and nearly two dozen cities have set their own higher minimums wages for workers. (Legislatures) So this study projects the image that the minimum wage of a worker isn’t dependent of the national government, but is dependent of state’s decision to raise the minimum wage as they see fit for the workers that live in their state.
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