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Distribution of answers submitted by New York voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 12, 2011. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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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
Say that we pay everybody 1 million dollars a day, how much will Milk cost the next day. It is an extreme way to show that it does not work, thus, wages should be what the market will and can bare. My son A US Navy Pilot makes less an hour Flying and... 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Smithtown, NY
The government should provide tax credits to lower earners instead. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Westerlo, NY
Do not raise the federal minimum wage, but adjust the wage level according to inflation every year. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Katonah, NY
No...however there should be total single-payer health/mental health coverage and each state should be mandated to enact a minimum wage that will allow a person/family to have a certain minimum living standard for that state and/or areas within that state. 4 years ago from a Democrat in New York, NY
Within reason. Minimum wage was not and is not a wage which is meant to be lived on. Minimum wage is a starting block. The minute wages are increased from a certain standard, prices will increase on goods and services. To increase "minimum wage"... 4 years ago from a Republican in Canton, NY