I wrote this for AlterNet: 5 Right-Wing Myths About Raising the Minimum Wage, Debunked.
They edited out one that I had in it so I’ll share it with you:
6. Myth: The minimum wage fight is “the latest distraction from Obamacare.”
According to many conservatives like those at website Redstate, “Democrats are turning to their age old panic button – demagoguery over the minimum wage.” OK, busted. This is, of course, the real truth. The conservatives have exposed that the real reason that so many people currently forced to live in poverty are pushing for an increase in the minimum wage is to distract the public from Obamacare.