Miss. at $31,881 * 65% = $20,722.65/2080hours = $9.96/hr under this parameter. Mass. at $65,545 * 65% = $42,604.25/2080hours = $20.48/hr under this parameter.
Within the 3,000 Counties, the per capita GDP disparity, may be even greater, than
between the States.
Underemployment masks true unemployment.
Take 1-2 years to raise, so as not to shock.
$15/hr would be too high in Mississippi, and too low in Massachusetts.
$15/hr * 2080hours = $31,200, which would be 97.86% of per capita GDP in Mississippi, and 47.60% of per capita GDP in Massachusetts.
Trump and Hilary discussed raising the minimum wage in debate in 2016, Trump said
65% of per capita GDP, Hilary said $12 per hour. Trump and Biden just discussed
it in debate Oct 22. Biden says $15, Trump says $15 would be ruinous in some Counties.
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee, have no minimum
wage, but the Federal of $7.25/hr = $15,080/yr
$15,080 = 47.3% per capita GDP in Mississippi, 23% per capita GDP in Massachusetts.