- Nov 2014
Then there is no reason to raise itTranscript from another group's posting board:
"Augiedogie, North Carolina's minimum wage rate is the federal rate. If there were no federal rate, it's not unlikely that there'd be no minimum NC rate. Particularly, if South Carolina, and/or Tennessee, and/or Virginia had a lesser or no legally enforced minimum wage rate, a NC minimum rate would be more difficult to enforce and sustain.
... The federal minimum wage rate is a minimum rate. States may, and many have enacted a higher minimum within their own jurisdiction.
Delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention determined a federal law was necessary for reducing the economic harm that a U.S. State may deliberately or inadvertently inflict upon any other State, particularly an adjoining state.
The constitution's commerce clause was enabled by delegates from wealthier states agreeing to sacrifice their own states' advantages. Without such compromises, the constitution would not have been ratified and our nation might not have survived to this day. That compromise is no less needed now, as it was in 1787.