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Do you support raising the federal minimum wage to $15.00 (aka, a living wage)?

#1zachflashPosted 9/1/2013 3:12:21 AM
See topic title. - Results (323 votes)
Yes
45.2% (146 votes)
146
No
54.8% (177 votes)
177
This poll is now closed.
This question comes after the nationwide fast food strikes. Many people say the money these workers make is not enough to live on. They want their wage per hour to be raised to $15, which would be double what the federal minimum wage is now.
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#2deContevillePosted 9/1/2013 3:25:32 AM
Yes.
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#3kidpokerfanPosted 9/1/2013 3:50:46 AM
No, minimum wage should be higher, but not that high.
#4Skurv7Posted 9/1/2013 3:50:52 AM
No, they'll see to it to tax everything to hell.
#5SSj4WingzeroPosted 9/1/2013 4:03:24 AM
It should be higher, but that's too high.
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#6TakFujiWara88Posted 9/1/2013 4:09:35 AM
No. A minimum wage job isn't meant to stain a family of 4. While I do think the wages should be slightly higher, there is no justification for minimum wage to be that high. At most it should be bumped up to about $10. If a job working at McDonald's won't cut it there are many other jobs out there that pay better available to those with very few qualifications.
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#7DagorhaPosted 9/1/2013 4:10:24 AM
yes in time but not all at once. Probably over the course of the next 5 - 7 years
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#8sfcalimariPosted 9/1/2013 4:21:36 AM
Pretty much every salary and benefit aspect of working in the US needs to be reworked badly. Raising the minimum wage doesn't really address that enough. I'd rather see it raised to $12 while health care and a pension for everyone are guaranteed than just seeing it raised to $15. Doing that wouldn't really address the simple fact that the CEO class is robbing its workers blind to pay for its yachts and ****jobs.
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#9Nirvna9Posted 9/1/2013 4:26:20 AM
Yes and no. Wages do need to go up. Part of the underlying issue is the value of labor. The majority of minimum wage jobs are in the service sector and there is absolutely no value in that line of work. If there is no value, there is no reason to pay a liveable wage because the jobs and employees are a dime a dozen. We need a societal shift to finding these types of jobs to have societal merit and value.
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#10Sav3Th3Whal3rsPosted 9/1/2013 5:06:12 AM
No, and I support decreasing the federal minimum wage to $5.00 per hour.
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