Illinois has a real unemployment rate of about 15 percent, and yet Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday advocated raising the state minimum wage to ten bucks an hour, saying, “It’s only fair”! Is he serious? Doesn’t Quinn know that this will cost employees both hours and jobs? Of course he does. If this kind of thing actually worked, why not raise it to $20, $30, or $100 an hour? Why do I suspect this is purely a political ploy for the ignorant masses and the unions, who will be able to say, “If the minimum wage has been raised to $10, then we ought to get a raise, too”?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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