Here’s one approach a Democrat can take in response to the CBO finding that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour could eliminate 500,000 or even a million jobs: Ignore it entirely.
From the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign:
As Kentuckians know, raising the minimum wage would create thousands of good-paying jobs in Kentucky and increase the spending power for tens of thousands of the Commonwealth’s hardworking families. The people of Kentucky are ready to vote out a Washington politician, worth over $25 million, who is asking them to believe that giving 255,000 women a raise will somehow hurt the economy.
Democrats continue to insist that their proposals are all upside and no downside. It’s like arguing with a child. “Nuh-uhhhh!”