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The federal minimum wage is the lowest wage at which employers may pay their employees. Since July 24, 2009 the U.S. federal minimum wage has been set at $7.25 per hour. In 2014 President Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and tying it to an inflation index. The federal minimum wage applies to all federal employees including those who work on military bases, national parks and veterans working in nursing homes. See recent minimum wage news
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Yes, at this time, but not necessarily a living wage. I agree that minimum wage jobs are not designed for those trying to support a family or even one person--these jobs are usually taken by students who are supported by their family or in college or as... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Rochester, NY
No, at this point in timing coming off a depression (contraction for "deep recession") a minimum wage hike would be counter productive. The government has better ways to stimulate the economy. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Xenia, OH
No, because if we raise the minimum wage, people won't be able pay their employees and there will be no more jobs also, we would probaly all go broke. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Tallahassee, FL
Leave the minimum wage where it is, but don't withhold taxes from this wage. Only social security. 4 years ago from a Republican in Cameron, NC
No! Socialism kills jobs and wage earning options. Obama and his supporters are responsible for the decline (on all levels) in ability to make a living. Raising the minimum wage is never a fix. Admit it. The lack of real jobs for those who need to... 4 years ago from a Republican in Elgin, TX
Yes and it should be coupled to a maximum income within each organization so that the highest earner's income is capped as a multiple of the income of the lowest earner. 4 years ago from a Green in San Antonio, TX
Each state should be mandated a different minimum wage based on average cost of living in each state. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Sedalia, MO
The extremes in cost of living require latitude in establishing min. wages needs to be done on local basis. 4 years ago from a Republican in Medina, OH
Sliding minimum based on age and experience. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Mcpherson, KS
People should be able to be "free agents" to negotiate; union members to have a spokesperson or to accept minimum wages. I am for options re:earnings. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
Only for certain jobs and occupations. 4 years ago from a Republican in Sycamore, IL
Set the minimum wage to a survivable amount, but don't raise too high to place too high of a burden on the business. 4 years ago from a Republican in North Little Rock, AR
No, but encourage the federal government to raise the minimum wage of overseas workers to encourage domestic manufacturing and improve the lives of foreigners. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Portland, OR
No. They should eliminate the minimum wage in favor of a livable wage. The wage will be pegged to the cost of living in each state, so if prices go up, so does the livable wage. This will eliminate the need to be concerned about inflation, corporations... 4 years ago from a Green in Canton, GA
If the government provides a livable minimum wage, then there would be a lot less need for welfare, subsidized housing, and food stamp programs. Therefore less people would have to rely on so called "entitlement" programs. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Miami, FL
Raising the federal minimum wage will increase the cost of the goods produced. That being said, because so many people are forced to take these jobs with educations, I do think that there should be incentives for allowing employees to get better pay and... 4 years ago from a Republican in Macon, GA
Yes, but it should also incentivize companies to provide profit sharing benefits for their employees. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Marietta, GA
Yes, adjust the wage every year and mandate a livable wage so that people do not have to work two or three jobs. 4 years ago from a Socialist in Portland, OR
No, but they should remove Inflation and make money cost fixed by a process of law suiting for a business survival. 4 years ago from a Republican in Mcpherson, KS
No, eliminate all federal wage standards and let the states handle minimum wage. 4 years ago from a Republican in Quentin, PA