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.
Yes, make it a living wage and adjust it according to inflation regularly enough to keep it a living wage. Perhaps enough to make $24k a year when working full time.
I've heard of many people happily living on $7k per year despite having much more (even being rich). However, this does require some time to aquire skills for DIY. So $24k may be more reasonable for people without those skills.
Every state has a different standard of living. Each state should have the power to decide on a minimum wage. The federal government should only ensure that the minimum wage is not abused by state governments for politics.
yes make it a living wage to be able to live in the are you are working if you are paying for housing or are homeless however if you are not put it back to $10 but also keep all of these consistent with inflation.
Government can never create jobs, only destroy them. If the government were to pull out of the economy wages would rise across the board, due to market competition, and the lowest paid workers would be able to cover all their own expenses without relying on redistribution schemes, which have been universally unsuccessful at taking care of our most vulnerable populations.
Yes, and establish two minimum wage standards by age group - one for those between 16-22 years of age, and a living wage for those 22 years of age and above. Adjust both standards every year according to inflation
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