Minimum Wage
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The debate goes on: Does raising the minimum wage only raise prices with no real economic benefit? Or should it be raised to meet inflated prices already in place?

I think the minimum wage talk in the United States right now is ridiculous and people need to seriously consider what it is they are asking for. Raising minimum wage is only going to cause the cost of doing business to go up and will therefore cause prices to go up to compensate. The best way to deal with the wage gap issue and the poverty issue is through the lowering of costs.

Not all the companies doing that i mean some of the compaines treating their employees very well, in my openion

I am currently undergoing my field attachment in a certain company,,the employees there work for long hours than it should be and they are not paid extra cash

I hate those company owners who take advantage of their employees..Paying them too little money compared to the work they do

Not sure, if its raised to high people may loose their jobs, Some companies cannot afford to pay more. Businesses may close or cut hours.

Minimum wage is very low and I think the people deserve to get paid more than that for there hard work.

I must disagree on raising the minimum wage. It will only drive the price of products up and we will be in the same boat. The people that are now working for the minimum wage will not accomplish anything by a raise. It is a vicious circle, nothing will improve. What to do? I don't know. It is so sad. Another thing that will come about is the cutting of working hours and you would be making the same amount as before.

I wish the minimum wage was higher! People deserve to have a better income because everything is going up except the income.

I agree with you completely its not fair to the workers they have to work hard with bad pay. All they want to do is work you hard with little pay as the living is so expensive.

Minimum wage I think should be raised to $10 to fit inflation. In other areas, LA, Orlando, NYC, places with higher cost of living, I think it should be more.

The minimum wage in our place is very low that you can only buy a sardines as a viand if you still have other things to do especially some children in school

When I first arrived in England, I was on minimum wage jobs while I built my work portfolio. I could survive on it, if I was careful with the money. The minimum wage in Botswana is beyond a joke, I just don't know who could come up with such a figure and be happy with someone living on that. I can't even be bothered to discuss it, it makes my blood boil.

For some areas, the minimum wage is way to low for the cost of living. It should be increased every year to caught up with the annual depletion.

The minimum wage in the town where I currently stay is so low and I think it is not enough to sustain the basic needs for a family. This is also the reason why I chose to work online.

I was recently laid off from my job. I was making above minimum wage and still barely making ends meet. The price of living is that high. Our whole department was outsourced because it was cheaper than maintaining us, and the jobs offered to us from the outsource company would pay us barely minimum wage! Raise minimum wage, and employees will do whatever they can to cut corners including eliminating jobs. I don't believe min wage will ever be raised enough to meet the cost of living.

While minimum wage can help in some circumstances, there's also the concern that increasing the wage floor will simply increase the cost of living. I'd like to see gross income caps on senior executives tied to the income of their lowest paid employee (adjusted if necessary to reflect the low wage earners income working at full time hours)

I am very happy to see that the minimum wage is starting to rise again from state to state. Actually, who can really live on $7.25 per hour.

got that so very right on any amount under $7. or less at any minimun wage job workin less then 40 hrs or 15 to 20 hrs per wk being paid weekly,biweekly or monthly can not live or much less mtg pay ( rent/ house payment) food cost, gas car insurance, light,heat,phone/net. all this cost rough about $1.000. or more per month plus any unknown school loans for yrs of collage in the feild job never land.

I am now getting paid a little bit higher than minimum wage, but my family are still not being able to live comfortably. Most of our hard earned money are going thru all of our bills especially the rent money. Most of our money are going to rent for our apartment and the wages that both my wife and I have barely save us much to buy ourselves a house. A little bit higher than minimum wage still does not help you much. We live very frugally. I shop at Good Will and we only buy things when I can no longer fix it.

Minimum wage where I'm from is $5600 and our dollar is virtually worthless so that is nothing really and it's sad. People where I'm from are starting to feel the pressure

minimum wage here where i stay is 7.25. i'm not sure how anyone can live comfortably with that. especially since the prices of everyday items always go up

no one can. minimum wage can not pay for rent anywhere in the United States. This is why there is the new trend of roommates in adulthood. It's ridiculous. People who work 40 hour weeks should not be living in poverty.

It is a shame that most companies all over the world are misleading their employees and do their best to pay less. In South Eastern Europe the things are much worse. For example in my native Bulgaria the minimum wage is about 170 Euro per month. It is ridiculous :(

Tell me about it doesn't make sense to keep working for little payment when these stores keep putting the prices up I understand it's for the fact products are imported
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