All raising the minimum wage is going to do is keep women at home, counters Aloysius Hogan, a senior research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
“There are jobs that are going to be lost and it’s the women who will be losing them,” he told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Hogan continued, “Who is losing out by increasing the minimum wage? It is the lower wage workers. And who are they losing out to? The unionized higher skilled workers.”
He explained that employers will find it more efficient to pay fewer workers with higher skills at the higher wages.
But without significant wage pressures, employers can afford to hire both skilled and unskilled workers, said Hogan.
Referring to a study that revealed the gender pay gap that exists in the White House, Hogan commented, “This is all a huge attempt to deflect from the reality of what they practice and the reality of what they preach because they are disproportionally going to hurt women and put them out of jobs.”