Every American willing to work hard should be offered a living wage!

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Imagine that employers by offering a “living wage” ($12.25 to 14.00/hour), many Americans could be lifted out of poverty.

This sounds good does it not? This is encouraging news on this Thankgiving Eve ’12.

A new study released by the progressive think tank Demos on Monday estimated that if retail workers were given a living wage, hundreds of thousands of Americans would be lifted out of poverty and the wage boost would significantly bolster the economy. *

The study began by assuming a new “price floor” for retail workers at America’s largest retailers — amounting to a 27 percent pay raise for those workers. If companies that employed at least 1,000 workers paid them a living wage of just $25,000 for full-time, year-round work, more than 700,000 Americans would make their way out of poverty and an additional 700,000 would move up near poverty. In all, the wage boost would…

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