The Consequences Of Raising Minimum Wage

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* Dear Congressman Rigell, * Sir, there are several reasons why the Republican party says the minimum wage shouldn't be raised. One of them is it will kill small business, another is the minimum would only affect teenagers like me. Well, I don't agree. I have learned that raising the minimum wage makes good economic sense. And affects a much larger more deserving group of people. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. That's lower than it was in 1968, if you consider inflation. The current federal minimum wage would need to be more than $8 per hour to equal what it did in the 1980s. And nearly $11 per hour to equal what could be bought in the late 1960s. Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour across the nation. It will

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