This article investigates the claims of the Senate report just released, claims of the CIA, and the methodologies of both groups in coming to their conclusions.
It asks a very important question regarding the subject, no matter what side of the issue you find yourself on.
Long story short, the raising of the minimum wage around the time of the great recession lead to the loss of approximately 1.4 million jobs. These job losses mostly impacted the low skill laborers who were formerly receiving minimum wage.
This is a nice 70 page study with plenty of charts, statistics, and explanation of methodology.
Conclusion: Minimum wage negatively effects employment status of low skill workers and regular scheduled minimum wage increases drastically decrease a low skilled workers chances of moving out of the low skill wage range.
A Harvard Business School professor and attorney made legal threats against a local Chinese restaurant over a possible $4 overcharge, at one point insisting he be given "treble damages" of $12 and saying that outdated prices on the store's website were actionable fraud. "It strikes me as merely providing a refund to one customer would be an exceptionally light sanction for the violation that occurred," Benjamin Edelman said in an email exchange with Ran Duan of Sichuan Garden in Woburn, Massachusetts. "I have already referred this matter to applicable authorities ..." At one point in the emails, Duan said to Edelman, "I apologize for the confusion, you seem like a smart man. But is this really worth your time?" read more
In stark contradiction to the statements of Eric Garner's mother, wife, and daughter, Obama has claimed that the Eric Garner case is an example of race related injustice.
Just as Gruber has mentioned that the PPACA was written in a torturous way to obscure the CBO from scoring the document properly in terms of taxes he is answering the questions asked of him during his testimony in a torturous way such as to avoid making waves.
In this link he is struggling to decide whether you recalls his own comments and whether the PPACA has taxes within its legislation.