Why Republicans are wrong

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By Kevin Palmer

Georgia District 12 Congressman Rick Allen is the epitome of why Republicans are wrong to oppose raising the minimum wage. In his weekly newsletter he boasted of voting against raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. His district has over 248 thousand households. Allen’s vote was a slap in the face to more than half or 143 thousand households.

According to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, “The hourly living wage required to afford basic needs in Georgia is $24.14 per hour (50k). This is more than triple the federal minimum wage of $7.2...