Pass a law to peg benefits and national minimum wage levels to rise annually until they reach a living wage level.
At a time of large and rising unemployment we\’re going to increase the cost of labour to employers and also to increase the benefit level so as to make employment less attractive to employees?
This would be to repeat Roosevelt\’s mistakes of the mid 30s. Making labour more expensive when there is an excess of unused labour simply means that less labour will be employed. This has actually been tried and it failed, dismally and awfully, as the story of 1930s American showed.
No, seriously bad idea.