Nathan Cherry on Why $15 Minimum Wage is a Bad Idea

The recent COVID-19 bill that was signed into law originally had a provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. That provision was removed and any such attempts to increase minimum wage appear to have died in Congress, for now. That’s the good news.

The not-so-good-news is where the support for raising minimum wage to $15 is coming from. As a talking point on the campaign trail for many liberal politicians, it is no surprise that a push from the left has moved the issue into the national spotlight. What is a bit surprising is the support from self-described evangelical Christians for the $15 an hour proposal.

Is a federal minimum wage biblical?

The argument that not paying people a “living wage” is immoral and, therefore, unbiblical, is prevalent in discussions with Christians on this topic. But, before we can label something immoral and tie it to a biblical mandate, we must first answer the question about what a “living wage” is and where it should be applied.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Nathan Cherry