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Should the $7.25 federal minimum wage be raised?

  1. Yes, to $9
  2. Yes, but not as high as $9
  3. No, leave it as it is
  4. Eliminate the minimum wage
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Sep-03-13 11:51 AM

and lefty hit the nail on the head. Wages are what the market can bear. In ND $12.00 to $15.00 is a starting wage for flipping burgers. It Detroit it is $7.25 and hours are not guaranteed. If the minimum is raised to $9.00/hour, those in Detroit will have to work in 4 or 5 fast food joints because each will cut their hours even more. Let the market set the wage, let the people working prepare themselves for better paying jobs.

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Sep-02-13 9:13 PM

NO one has said that. Do you want us to discuss each job at minimum wage? I don't believe there is one in ND. There may be one or two in some small teeny tiny town, but if so, so what?

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Sep-02-13 8:36 PM

Well with that income at least they still qualify for child care assistance. We can't expect them to work without that. 15 year old kids can make $25.00/hour and then there is no need for them to have college debt to worry about.

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Sep-02-13 8:04 PM

But disgusted, if a burger flipper makes 50,000 a year, what becomes the new entry level job for a high school kid? Recently Taco Johns on S. Broadway was looking for an assistant manager at the amount of $42,000 per year, so it's out there, they need just apply.

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Sep-02-13 7:21 PM

dusty, are you saying that a burger flipper doesn't deserve $50,000/year? He slaves over a hot grill all day. He needs to provide for his family.

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Sep-02-13 10:43 AM

absolutely not. It is time for minimum wage to be $25.00. Don't settle for anything less.

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Sep-02-13 4:38 AM

It would be a raise to help eliminate the earned income credit and employers would finally have to pay an employee what they really should be earning. Employers would end up paying what the fed gov pays now. It will cost the fed gov less and they'll receive more tax revenue.

It just means more taxes paid to the fed gov, so it really is a revenue plan more than it is to pay minimum wage workers more.

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