minimum wage increase http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22506/all en CBO Estimates Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost Private Sector $15 Billion; Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbo-estimates-minimum-wage-hike-would-cost-private-sector-15-billion-networks-silent <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-03-27-Fox-Cavuto-MinimumWage.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The network evening news casts have yet to report an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office that President Obama's proposal to hike the minimum wage would cost the private sector $15 billion and raise the deficit.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbo-estimates-minimum-wage-hike-would-cost-private-sector-15-billion-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbo economy minimum wage increase Wages Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:22:12 +0000 matt.hadro 45882 at http://www.mrc.org After Pushing Minimum Wage Hike, NBC and ABC Give 42 Seconds to Report Showing it Would Cost Jobs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-pushing-minimum-wage-hike-nbc-and-abc-give-42-seconds-report-showing-it-would-cost- <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-19-ABC-GMA-CBOReport.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 166px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-pushing-minimum-wage-hike-nbc-and-abc-give-42-seconds-report-showing-it-would-cost-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs minimum wage increase NBC Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:04:28 +0000 kyle.drennen 45585 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo: Workers “Really Deserve” a $21.72 Minimum Wage http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-workers-really-deserve-2172-minimum-wage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama’s call for an increase to $9-an-hour not enough for left-wing website. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a new study by the George <a href="https://www.mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-george-soros-godfather-left">Soros-funded</a> Center for Economic Policy and Research, minimum wage should be $21.72 an hour to keep up with the increase of worker productivity. <br /><br />Highlighting that study, The Huffington Post bemoaned President Barack Obama’s call for a higher minimum wage as a “far cry from what workers really deserve,” in a Feb. 13 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/minimum-wage-productivity_n_2680639.html">blog</a> post.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-workers-really-deserve-2172-minimum-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Barack Obama center for economic policy and research economy George Soros huffington post jobless Minimum Wage minimum wage increase price fixing teen unemployment Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:18:28 +0000 julia.seymour 42652 at http://www.mrc.org