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Minimum wage increase: not 2012, maybe 2013

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President Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage from its current $7.25 per hour to $9.50 will likely fall on deaf ears in Congress this year. The president also wants to index future automatic increases in the minimum wage to the in­­flation rate, an idea that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney actually supports.

Ten states already link their minimum wage hikes to inflation. Currently, 18 states have a minimum wage that’s higher than the federal rate. Find all state minimum wage figures at

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aaron January 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

no dont that will give everyone that is working at higher than minimum wage a decreesed pay. when everything else goes up in price. making it even harder for everyone to make it. needless to say if i work in a specailised job just making 10.50 an hour it would be pointless to stay at that job and then try to get a job doing less work at minimum wage.


josh April 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

i believe that min wage should be increased….. im a 22 year old liveing at home paying a 100 dallors a month in rent because my part time job with the company i work for pays me 7.80 and hour to pull carts. im lucky if i get 30 hours a week and i travel a half hour to work each way…. just so i can have a job….. i barely make 320$ on a bad week i would like to get a small appartment and this increase would really help me to save my money and get on my feet


Belinda April 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Why (and how) we should increase the minimum wage


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