I Believe The Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

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    As of today it is now 9.

    00 in California In two years it'll increase again to 10.00 :p
    Jamila94 Jamila94
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2014

    Minimum wage should keep up with inflation.

    It's now impossible for a student to pay for college with a minimum wage job, and more importantly, there are a lot of adults who are working jobs that pay minimum wage.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 12, 2015

    Not just raise it but create better paying jobs.

    Tax more the overpaid & 100,000+ income more w/ progressive tax. I know you're not meant to raise a family on minimum, but can it at least pay for a studio & expenses if you work enough? No slave work 100+ hours/month :O We want a life outside of work & school. College takes 1-8...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    A brief analysis of the Minimum Wage in the USA.

    I got into a bit of a debate on an article about some fast food workers picketing for a $15/hr minimum wage. I said that I found that a little absurd but stated that I believed that the minimum wage should be increased to compensate for inflation and that I believe companies...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    I've seen what it's like to try

    and live off minimum wage it's nearly impossible and to put in so many hours and get paid so little is ridiculous.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    The business is supposed to cover costs of

    doing business. Part of the cost of doing business is paying employees. If the employee is not making enough to live on, then the employee will cease to live and be a part of the business (or she would be, were it not for the government safety net), which would mean that the...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2015

    Bill Maher Minimum Wage

     You might think that paying people enough to live is so self-evident that even crazy people could understand it. But you would be wrong Bill Maher’s New Rules on the plea to raise the minimum wage is on point. It is hard to understand anyone’s objection to it. A country...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 26, 2013

    Watch: America’s Poverty Wages Creating Millions Of Homeless Full-time Workers

    America is the land of opportunity, right? Think again. While our middle-class was once the envy of the world, it has dwindled so rapidly over the last 30 years that one of America’s fastest-growing demographics are the homeless full-time working poor. That’s right...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 28, 2013

    **** you Donald Trump!

    I'd like to see your *** living on $7.50 an hour. Studies show that states that have a living minimum wage actually produce more jobs and employment.
    gtownguy gtownguy
    51-55, M
    Nov 19, 2015

    I was once on min wage in the UK it was hell.

    I worked so hard for next to nothing I was working to survive.There needs to be a living wage.If your working and contributing to the economy you should have enough to pay your bills and have a life.
    Confused848 Confused848
    31-35, F
    Oct 23, 2014

    my employer keeps telling me to pamper my

    parents. like yeah, if you could increase my salary first, that would be great
    cynicallysweet cynicallysweet
    26-30, F
    May 13, 2014
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