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Should Minimum Wage be $25.00 per hr ?
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lol, currently the minimum wage is set to be increased to $15, and this wage will not be finalized till 2021. Also, raising minimum wage temporarily breaks certain jobs, therefore, causing umemployment rates to drastically go up. Raising minimum wage really effect the small business. While we dream of these wages to accomplished, its just not going to happen any time soon. Give it 15 years and we will see.
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Why make minimum wage $25/hr when you can go out and get a useful, and not easy or overcrowded, degree in college.
If flipping a burger or selling me shoes is worth $25/hr, I'd hate to see how much that burger and those shoes are going to cost.

What we need to do is start bringing those jobs that we outsourced to China and third world countries back to the U.S.
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Yes I believe the minimum wage should be $25 an hour...in the year 2085.
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That seems a bit much. It's too big of a jump. It would need to increase overtime otherwise small businesses would shut down and large businesses would lay off people like Republicans believe will happen. BUT if it was increased overtime it would be like Democrats say, beneficial by gaining more jobs and improving the economy(people would spend more).
Therefore, at this point and time $25/hr is too much of a jump but maybe in the future the U.S will be at that point.

http://www.dol.gov/minwage/mythbuster.htm <----Myths about minimum wage you people are mentioning.
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The value of a dollar is already in the ground. So as stated changing the minimum wage won't compensate for the current issue of the economoy. Those who hold position in politics know this all they really doing is buying time for the next person to deal with reversal flow of there mistakes. This is already happening with our President in the US.
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No. Not only no, hell no. Minimum wage was never intended for lazy idiots to make a living off of. Minimum wage is for kids and young adults to get a foot in the door. It's unfortunate that people fall on hard times and have to revert back to making minimum wage, which often results in crippling debt and other financial stresses. But there is no way in hell I would ever support such a drastic raise in minimum wage. Washington state already has the highest minimum wage in the country, and a bunch of lazy idiots in Seattle managed to get their pay raised to $15 an hour. My personal preferences and viewpoints aside, the economic implications of such a ridiculous minimum wage are substantial. It is called minimum wage for a reason. If you don't like your pay, find a better paying job and learn how to work.
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$7.25 is a livable wage.... only if you get benefits AND work fulltime.
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Posted 11/4/14 , edited 11/4/14
If the minimum wage increases, doesn't everything else (food, services and etc.) need to go up as well? Money confuses me sometimes.
Posted 11/4/14
What about the unemployed? Like me?
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minimum wage is minimum wage, i hate people who go on strike after signing up for a job knowing the exact rate of pay.

having done minimum wage jobs, they are there for people who missed out on chances in life and have no education, or people who need something to get by, or simply part time work.

do not live beyond your means, if you settle for a min wage, then you will have to live in a 1bed aprt, budget well. and work more hours
if you want a better quality of life, then work harder and reach for something more.

i have worked £6.50 jobs and hated it, these jobs are for students not full grown adults. people who are willing to work for little pay.
you can not support a family with £6.50 an hour even if you had a partner earning the same amount,

i worked hard and became a supervisor for £10.80/hr (19) job. after uni i hope i can get jobs for £45 an hour or more.
or set up my own business, but who knows what will happen.

i do not think people who refused to try as teenagers with the free education, or simply were too lazy deserve to be paid $25/hr to serve burgers,

if they came form disadvantaged homes (which i did) i wish them all the best.. but a hard life is just a factor its does not cement your fate.

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Since everyone else has pretty much already gave valid reasoning behind their answer, which I agree with, I will not elaborate on my opinion since it would almost be a complete repeat of what they had already written.

So, instead I will just simply state that if minimum wage goes up prices go up.


This is not me trying to be rude but simply the blunt truth.

If you're getting paid minimum wage that is because you are a failure, you have failed at being able to make the right choices in life and now you have to suffer the consequences for that i.e. you have to work harder. You could argue that some people are born into their shitholes and did not deserve to be there and same goes the other way around. I disagree, people have the capability to go from rags to riches(it is not often in which this occurs never the less it is still possible) and they have built character from their experiences in the shithole they were born, most of the time it is that very experience (from the shithole they derived from) which leads them to their riches. My point is that they didn't complain about where they were from but instead used it to their advantage. As for the other way where rich people who were born into rich lives don't have to work as hard, well who gives a fuck about them, they're all idiots who will inevitably lose all their money anyway and if they don't well that is because of well thought out choices.
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When I was 22, I was able to earn a living on minimum wage while working at an auto parts store. I was able to rent a place, buy a used car, pay my bills and put food on the table for myself. I didn't have much else and would not have been able to have support a family. So I didn't even entertain the idea and when I was with someone I was smart enough to not get them pregnant.

I got tired of not being able to afford many luxuries so I got off my ass, got a better job, went to work full-time while attending a community college full-time, got a better job, worked full-time while completing my engineering degree and then got a better job.

If you want the luxuries put in the work and stop asking for handouts.
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colorfulhoudini wrote:

If the minimum wage increases, doesn't everything else need to go up as well? Money confuses me sometimes.


Are you referring to wages near minimum wage? Then yes if the wage is increased for minimum wage then those near minimum wage would also see a bump in pay.

If you're referring to the costs of goods then no a minimum wage increase wouldn't drastically increase the costs of goods at least not to the extent people seem to think it's not a 1:1 ratio. Any increase in costs for companies due to wages would be offset by the increase in spending power. At least if it's done in a reasonable manner which going from $7.25 to $25 is not. And would cause a lot of harm and little good for the economy. That's just too much of an increase too fast for any acclimation to take place.

Personally I think raising the minimum wage to either $10-$12 to be an appropriate increase for a federally mandated minimum wage.
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Posted 11/4/14

dreadreaver89 wrote:


colorfulhoudini wrote:

If the minimum wage increases, doesn't everything else need to go up as well? Money confuses me sometimes.


Are you referring to wages above minimum wage? Then yes if the wage is increased for minimum wage then those near minimum wage would also see a bump in pay.

If you're referring to the costs of goods then no a minimum wage increase wouldn't drastically increase the costs of goods at least not to the extent people seem to think it's not a 1:1 ratio. Any increase in costs for companies due to wages would be offset by the increase in spending power. At least if it's done in a reasonable manner which going from $7.25 to $25 is not. And would cause more harm than good for the economy. That's just too much of an increase too fast for any acclimation to take place.

Personally I think raising the minimum wage to either $10-$12 to be an appropriate increase for a federally mandated minimum wage.


I was referring to wages above minimum wage. Thank you very much for providing me a clear explanation.
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