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Advocacy groups in over 100 cities are hoping to build public support for raising the federal minimum wage to $15. President Obama has announced his support for legislation that, if passed, would mark the first significant increase to the federal minimum wage in more than four years to $10.10 an hour.
What’s Your Take? Should the minimum wage be increased? If so, what do you think would be an appropriate federal minimum wage in today’s economic climate?


1. Dennis said...

To get the economy back on track, spending power has to be in the hands of those who actually spend in the real economy. That means regular people, not the super-wealthy who tend to hoard wealth or invest in financial products. The minimum wage story is not just a story about income inequality, but rather it’s about an elite that has hijacked the economic system and made it work less productively than before while redistributing more of what is working to themselves.

2. James said...

$9-10 would be a good compromise

3. No Way said...

This is a starting wage . No I don't think it should be raised.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 5 percent of U.S. hourly-paid workers have wages at or below the prevailing federal minimum. Minimum-wage workers tend to be people who are young, have never been married, are unskilled, have no more than a high-school education, work part-time, and work in the leisure and hospitality sectors of the economy.

4. Jesse said...

The minimum wage should be a living wage.$10 an hour is not enough to live off regardless of whether its a starter or part time job.

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