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Minimum wage should go up

April 28, 2013

President Obama’s call to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour has merit. The present federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. North Dakota’s minimum wage is $7.25 per hour....

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disgusted

Apr-28-13 9:58 AM

Who and where is anyone getting $7.25/hour in ND? Too bad the minimum is not a MANDATE for all entry level jobs. The businesses in ND would be making a killing if they didn't have to pay $12-15/hour to sling burgers. and btw, each and every time the minimum goes up, so doe the cost of each and every sold just to cover that increase. A much better method to increase your wage is to take personal responsibility in developing your skills to make you more valuable.

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subman

Apr-28-13 5:53 PM

I agree... why stop at $9... why not $15 or $20 or evn $50... the only entity helped by hiking the minimum wage is the government as they can collect more income tax...

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concerned

Apr-28-13 8:23 PM

Lol...some people don't make $10 here in Minot and get spit upon and rudeness and work very hard......It's irritating reading all of these responses as you should really try to live off less than $10 a hour......and yes we make ourselves very valuable too valuable.....

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locomotive

Apr-28-13 8:53 PM

This letter writer is NOT from NW ND in 2013.

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disgusted

Apr-28-13 9:31 PM

concerned, be specific about who is not making $10.00 and who gets 'spit upon'. Raising the minimum wage takes beginning jobs away from teens. Teens need to enter the job market to learn basic job skills and behavior. No one can afford to take them on if they have to be paid $10.00/hour. No one just entering the job market as a teen is worth $10.00/hour. geez-o-pete

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concerned

Apr-28-13 10:34 PM

Some retail doesn't make $10 a hour and get rude customers....it's a joke....it's funny retail in other parts of the country almost 20 years ago made $7 a hour.......and teens....yes it's a good entry job but what about the people with skills, degrees and advanced degrees.....

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disgusted

Apr-28-13 11:17 PM

People with advanced degrees make $7.25/hour? People with degrees make $7.25/hour? Where? Who gets spit on?

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puppydog

Apr-29-13 12:11 AM

Why bother going to work for $7.00 an hour when sitting at home on welfare pays $7.50 an hour? Any employer who can't pay there employees a decent wage is either to greedy or to stupid to be running a business.

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concerned

Apr-29-13 12:39 AM

Many people in Minot have degrees and are overlooked so they are forced to work lower paying jobs. So yes people work for less than $10 with degrees...So sad......

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disgusted

Apr-29-13 4:38 AM

"Many people in Minot have degrees and are overlooked so they are forced to work lower paying jobs." Again, I ask who? where? Overlooked? Are they in a long line quietly waiting to be called upon? Many are people are paid wages higher than their ability, value, or training and that is so unfair to everyone. See, just lilke my statement, your statement hold no credibility.

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EarlyBird

Apr-29-13 7:08 AM

If wages are raised then the tax brackets need to go up also so we don't just end up paying more taxes with all that extra money.

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locomotive

Apr-29-13 3:28 PM

disgusted's right. Specifics would help for concerned's argument, while generalizations won't.

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