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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
There should be two minimum wage levels set, one for smaller independent businesses and for multinational businesses. Smaller businesses can pay the present amount (ex. $8.00) or raise a new floor level to ($9.00). On the other hand, multinational... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Forest Park, GA
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
Want the economy to boom, raise the minimum wage substantially. Henry Ford paid the highest wages by far of any auto manufacturer in the US; not because he was a nice guy, he was anything but. He wanted to make sure all his workers could afford to... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Dunedin, FL
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
In a strong economy, unemployment is low. In our current weak economy, the unemployment rate is high, people are taking whatever jobs they can get. This fills minimum wage jobs with over qualified people and squeezes out the kids who need these type of... 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Oakland, TN
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
This a joke. The majority of people making minimum wage are young or part time or just starting to work. 4 years ago from a Republican in Tarboro, NC
Each state needs to have a minimum wage based on the living costs in that state; maybe restaurants could give workers food;lower taxes would help also. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Hopewell, VA
Yes, and this should include waiters, etc. so they don't have to depend on tips for their income. Restaurants should pay their employees rather than this archaic method. 4 years ago from a Republican in Florissant, MO
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
Raise minimum wage and lower welfare/unemployment. 4 years ago from a Republican in Rebecca, GA