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Old 10-05-2007, 10:55 PM   #21
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Since I'm a resident of two states

Wisconsin $6.50
Florida $6.67
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:56 PM   #22
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PA just went up to $7.25 this year.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:50 PM   #23
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Indiana- Right now it'* $5.85 an hour but by 2008 it will be $7.50 an hour

But this still isn't enough.....
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$7.50 in Michigan.
No it'* not, it'* 7.15 for those over 18, and 6.95 for those under 18. I know this because I manage a restaurant and had to update everyone'* wages when the increase happened in July.

EDIT: Minimum wage should stay lower like it is in my opinion because adults who are supporting a family should NOT be working a job that pays minimum wage. It'* more meant for those who work part time that are working for extra money, not to live off of. Can you live off of minimum wage? No. That'* not what it'* meant for IMO. If it'* raised too high the only thing it'* going to do is make it even HARDER to get jobs because everyone makes so much more money, including minors. The money has to come from somewhere to pay for the extra labor.
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The money has to come from somewhere to pay the bills too....
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$5.85 in South Carolina. I own a pizza delivery store so I see the other side of what the min. wage does and doesn't do. It does not help a lot of people lift themselves up by their bootstraps, because if they are not going to do the things that are necessary to better themselves to get a raise then why should they bother if the govt is just going to give them more for the job they are doing? I also see people order food and complain about how much the prices change. You explain that the federal min wage went up and their answer is,"Good! People need to be paid more for the job they do." , but then they still give you grief as they shut the door or leave the store complaining about the price of food. Where do they think all the $$ in the country comes from? All of it, either through consuming goods and services or taxes comes from you and me.
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EDIT: Minimum wage should stay lower like it is in my opinion because adults who are supporting a family should NOT be working a job that pays minimum wage. It'* more meant for those who work part time that are working for extra money, not to live off of. Can you live off of minimum wage? No. That'* not what it'* meant for IMO. If it'* raised too high the only thing it'* going to do is make it even HARDER to get jobs because everyone makes so much more money, including minors. The money has to come from somewhere to pay for the extra labor.
Amen brother!! The minimum wage is only used for about 2-5% of the population, depending on where you live. It'* great political rhetoric, though, and it gives the labor unions a chance to ask for more, as was stated before.
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Indiana- Right now it'* $5.85 an hour but by 2008 it will be $7.50 an hour

But this still isn't enough.....
Same here. But right now I am making $9 an hour, and can more than live off of that. what is going to happen when it gets up to $7.50 an hour? who can say inflation? then what will my $9 an hour get me?
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I don't know how to say what I want to say here. Just rest assured, it'* good.
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