David Laska

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David Laska

Director of Communications at the New York Republican State Committee, political columnist and commentator. David's writing has been featured in newspapers throughout New York State, including the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the Syracuse Post Standard, the Buffalo News, Long Island Jewish World and Crain's New York Business.

He has been writing a semi-regular column for Fox News Latino since September 2012.

David's television credits include "Richard French Live," "Your World with Neil Cavuto," "Glenn Beck," "Fox and Friends," the BBC, CNN International and MTV.

David is a 2009 graduate of New York University where he doubled-majored in Politics and Art History and graduated on the Dean's List. He lives on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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Posted by David Laska on February 21, 2013

During his State of the Union address, the President proposed raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour.

Like so many of his economic proposals – stimulus spending, healthcare for all, tax the rich! – a minimum wage increase is great politics for Obama, but terrible policy for Americans.

It’s simple math: a higher minimum wage means a higher hiring cost for businesses, and a higher hiring cost means fewer jobs. The unintended consequence of employment reductions is very real, and felt most by those with the least amount of education and experience.

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