There are moments in the Republican debate when one desires so deeply that one of these people can actually express a coherent thought. There is no doubt that Marco Rubio is trying so hard, so hard, to come across as reasonable, intelligent, and in possession of knowledge. So, the men who once urged passage of laws dealing with illegal immigrants has been transformed into a politician who will say anything to anybody in order to get a vote. During the debate Marco joined in with the clamor for opposition to higher minimum wages on ground that if you pay people more money, the cost of production rises and the company goes bankrupt.
Of course, if you raise wages from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour each worker now has about seven more dollars to spend on items which, in turn, creates more work and more jobs. With two dollars I can purchase a carton of milk which might translate into 20 million more sold this week which creates jobs for those producing the milk, and those transporting it to supermarkets. Marco, this is termed the “ripple effect” in economics. I assume you studied this subject in college.