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No, most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, not support a family

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@4QSWF2Yfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

No one will work more that 20 hours a week, if that, with a higher minimum wage. Companies will artificially inflate their number of workers because they will each work about 4 hours a day. Less work, less money, less "unemployment".

@4QS229Mfrom Tennessee  answered…2yrs

Two points: minimum wage laws are immoral for several reasons not the least of which is a violation of private property rights of the owner and the right of contract for the prospective employee. It is none of the government's business how people earn a living.

@4QTF77Vfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

I believe that all of these stances hold some truth. Most minimum wage jobs aren't meant to support families and increasing the minimum wage will increase prices and result in a drastic loss in available jobs as more companies will begin to replace human workers with machines. But I also believe that the wage should be increased to some extent to make our lives easier and adjusting it by age group so that a forty year old man isn't making the same wage as a sixteen year old kid.

@595NMQCfrom California  answered…2yrs

No because people who went to college worked their butts off just to get $15 and people who didn't go to school are just being handed money for not finishing school or having low skills

@7PD2Q7FSocialist from Missouri commented…2yrs

Yes, and make it a living wage

You can't demand/expect a service if you are not willing to pay those who provide it enough to live. Figuring that one's labor is required then the arbitrary metric of "skill" doesn't apply. A rhetorical question explaining this is "Who is deserves more money, A doctor or the farmer that feeds him?" Since the farmer's labor is needed for the doctor to survive and have enough energy to actually provide medical care, then they are of equal value and deserve equal compensation, no matter how "skilled" the doctor is.

@4RN69MCfrom Alabama  answered…2yrs

Yes, and make it enough to keep a full time worker at minimum wage above the poverty line.

@4RM4GSFfrom Utah  answered…2yrs

This will hurt those people in poverty!!!!!!!!!!

@8SKKHSB from Oregon disagreed…1yr

Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Minimum wage currently is not a living wage. The reason corporate entities pay their employees less is because they can and want to profit more. Forcing them to pay a fair wage helps those in poverty. A wage must be a living wage otherwise why even work if it isn't enough to live?

@4RGF8YYfrom Michigan  answered…2yrs

If you increase minimum wage, raise the already employed the same percentage as you do minimum wage. There is no reason an entry level employee should make the same as a senior employee!

@4RHNMFFfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

Yes, as businesses that cannot pay workers living wages should not have workers.

@4RML2RRfrom Washington  answered…2yrs

Due to the varying levels of cost of living across the nation the federal government should not set a wage but set standards for increases based off COL increases in areas

@4S6S5J7from Texas  answered…2yrs

No, not to $15 an hour. I did not go into significant school debt for a degree that pays less than an employee at Mcdonalds. What would have been the point? That basically tells me I went into debt for nothing. I am drowning in school debt for NOTHING! Raising the minimum wage that much will only cause job loss, more automation and higher job competition. Which like in my industry means more unpaid 'internships' and less paid jobs with high competition. You can't make a living working for free.

@4RN686Zfrom California  answered…2yrs

It should have a minimum but it combines a number of issues: It goes up like it always has in small incremental stages:Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation - No, most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, not support a family - No, this will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle

@4SYQ2QQfrom Connecticut  answered…2yrs

Yes, but also increase the EITCs (earned income tax credit) just as much

@4RHKXTXfrom New York  answered…2yrs

No, this will cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle as well as reward bad employees and punish good employees, and hurts businesses who can't afford it

@4XCDR4Kfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

@4RMHTTJfrom Kentucky  answered…2yrs

NO they should not. Lower the cost of food and groceries there is so much waste in the U.S. as it is. why not lower prices so the food sells. would also save money on welfare pay outs.

@4RNK9FDfrom Tennessee  answered…2yrs

No, This should be on a state level. Putting Mississippi and Washington in the same economic bracket is foolish

@4S49522from Virginia  answered…2yrs

For fast food workers, absolutely not! But depending on what job, then yes!!! Our Military should have the highest paying jobs and they definitely DO NOT!!!

@963W4CNIndependent from California answered…1hr

@963R9B9 from Connecticut answered…8hrs

No. The only reason it needs to be increased is due to the high cost of living. Lower the cost of living instead. Raising it will only raise the cost of living. If things are more affordable, then you can live on less.

@963R5VL from Oklahoma answered…8hrs

We do not need to define the bottom. There will always be people willing to be at the bottom and there will always be people who want to keep people on the bottom. We need a MEDIUM WAGE that pays between 65,000 and 140,000 a year and clear steps on how to get there. As well as lifeguards to pull people out that are drowning from Minimum wage. Reward workers. Do the whole job, not just help stragglers

@963R32M from California answered…8hrs

Minimum wage should be negotiated between business and labor at the industry sector level, with government ensuring fair arbitration.

@963PJ53 from California answered…9hrs

@963MKHY from Minnesota answered…11hrs

yes in no according to the areas need price range the wage should depend on that

 @The-Progressive-… from Kentucky answered…11hrs

Yes, and make it a living wage that differs from each individual allowing that individual to live comfortably

@963HXK8 from Indiana answered…12hrs

No, it can cause a price increase, and those jobs are meant for developing experience, (though for adult workers exceptions or new jobs should be opened).

@963F2N2Republican from Illinois answered…14hrs

It doesn't matter because inflation will always counteract the minimum wage.

@963F292 from Texas answered…14hrs

@963BKW8 from Virginia answered…15hrs

No, because the more the average minimum wage goes up, the less value money will have.

@9637488 from Michigan answered…16hrs

Raising minimum wage will just cause inflation, that people will complain about. Youre basically spending the same amount of money

@96365C7 from Pennsylvania answered…17hrs

It should be raised a little($10 an hour) but not to $15 an hour because it gives the employee chance to grow and earn a raise instead of being handed a higher pay from the gov't

@9635B38 from Michigan answered…18hrs

I feel like it is good where its at but allow states to make there own as well just not go below that.

@962ZXYWIndependent from Washington answered…1 day

Make the minimum wage a livable wage and find a way to put a cap on inflation

@962Y2HC from Virginia answered…1 day

No, this won't help families trying to survive off of minimum wage because prices will rise too. They will still get the short end of the stick, and then other families will suffer too. The economy will grow stagnant and then our economy will flatline and no one will be able to do well.

@962W7L5 from California answered…1 day

Yes, to an extent. If the government could raise it for inflation it would be good, but up until they raise too high and prices start going up.

@962VQPK from Utah answered…1 day

different minimum wages should be decided based on the type of labor as well as age group. A day care who oficically employs highschoolers shouldn't have the same minimum wage as an actual company

@962V7ZG from Illinois answered…1 day

If they raised it without raising food prices,gas, etc. Then yes it should be raised

@962RLYR from Minnesota answered…1 day

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