In 2006 the Democrats rammed a 60 increase of the minimum wage through Congress. The law increased the minimum wage in three steps from Jul 2007 through JUL 2009. The final became effective on 24 JUL 09. This increase coincided with an increase in unemployment of .3% in AUG. Now according to a New York Post article the unemployment rate for young adults is 52.2%. The direct result of increasing the minimum wage is higher unemployment by the workers most likely to be employed by the minimum wage.
Now instead of the young working and building experience the young adults are living with their parents longer and still not receiving any experience. The raise in minimum wage had no choice but to increase unemployment for the young adults. The minimum wage increase was not enacted for the benefit of the young workers who worked for minimum wage garnering employment experience. No it was enacted for the unions that are friendly to the Democrats that enacted this garbage.
One might ask why or how the unions could benefit. The answer is because when there is an increase in minimum wage there is an increase of the rate of pay in many unions. Union labor has to be paid a rate above the minimum wage. This benefit to the unions is at the expense of young adults who are just starting out with work. Instead of working for college spending money young adults are forced to stay at home. Young adults will not have any experience or work record when they start looking for full time employment to live their lives. Yet the unions receive more pay as even their unemployment increases. As industry closes manufacturing plants big union receives higher pay and our young can look forward to absolutely nothing.
Obama was carried to victory on the strength of young voters. Yet they are increasingly the people benefiting the least from Democratic policies. The minimum wage increase went to union labor. Even the stimulus package did nothing to invest in jobs for young adults. Instead the stimulus went to further union labor. Union labor helped build this country. However Unions are destroying this country. The minimum wage hikes are directly responsible for having a young adult unemployment rate higher than it has been since WWII. What a shame that unions benefit while the ones that depended on the minimum wage remain unemployed. Just another bad policy meant to redistribute wealth.