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BLOG: Minimum Wage, a simple fact check

The right wing would have us believe that the secret to success is less government intervention and less help for the common man. Recently they've taken aim at minimum wage. An op-ed published on Yahoo! Finance by Robert Weinstein is the latest effort by conservatives to discredit the social safety net. Citing higher prices and American Samoa, Weinstein argues that minimum wage does more harm than good. Once again I will answer the question of whether there is any validity to such claims.Weinstein asserts that American Samoa is the perfect testing ground for minimum wage legislation. \The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 was to increase the minimum wage of American Samoa's workers 50 cents per year until the minimum wage was equal to the rest of United States