Missouri voters could boost unemployment

Summaries for petitions for a minimum wage increase proposal for the 2012 ballot in Missouri have been approved[*1] by the Secretary of State, meaning we’ll see earnest, well-meaning, economically illiterate people with clipboards out in public places, asking for Missouri voters to put their signatures on petitions to approve a statewide vote to increase the minimum wage–and thereby put even more low-income people out of work.

We do this because we care so much about the poorest among us.