Raising the Minimum Wage for Working Men and Women in California and the Rest of America

Up with Chris Hayes Panel: Rick Perry’s Immigration Stance Gave Him His Pro-Jobs Record

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The sophomore week of MSNBC’s new morning show Up with Chris Hayes was charitable enough to bring with it an explosive 2012 Republican debate, and with that the potential fall of the GOP’s frontrunner. On the program this morning, host Chris Hayes and the panel couldn’t help but notice the “beaming joy” from Mitt Romney as he listened to Perry’s fledgling answers, and from that analysis ended up somewhere deep in the weeds of economic theory.
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As it is the lower wage jobs that attract said immigration, panelist Reihan Salam jumped in with a fairly interesting economic theory proposed by California conservative Ron Unz, who suggested that raising the minimum wage was the secret to lowering demand for cheap labor. If said cheap labor wasn’t legal, the desire to hire these workers would subside– a theory just wonky enough to get the rest of the panel extremely excited about challenging the theory, with Klein leading the charge, suggesting the idea led to “a very, very large black market for labor.”

The segment via MSNBC below:

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