Out of all the talking points, disputes and debates that color the political spectrum, the argument for not just increasing, but doubling the minimum wage has become the bellwether in a cross-section of partisan circles.

Raising the minimum wage is a given, especially among Democrats as demonstrated by the recent Raise the Wage Act vote in the House of Representatives. The ballot was practically unanimous along party lines for “increasing the federal minimum from $7.50 to $15, while indexing additional increases to median wage growth.”

Maresca, a local freelance writer, composes “Talking Points” for each Sunday edition.

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