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senate Bill S. 1737

Increasing the Minimum Wage to $10.10/Hr

Argument in favor

Stimulates the economy by increasing consumer spending. This bill is a civil rights imperative, as women and minorities experience disproportionately high poverty rates.

BarackObama's Opinion
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02/25/2015
"Hard working parents can't support their family on the current minimum wages under todays living standards."
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Mark's Opinion
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04/08/2015
$7.25/hr is not sufficient to provide for oneself, or a family for that matter. By doing this we can slowly start closing the wealth disparity in this country. We aren't saying pay minimal skill jobs higher pay, but rather fair pay where they can properly provide for themselves. Additional future initiatives should include raising wages enough to start reducing the number of people below the poverty line and thus reducing spending on welfare programs.
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Evercraft's Opinion
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04/30/2015
Employers can easily afford this, and many with a conscience already do.
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Argument opposed

Increases the cost of hiring low-skilled workers and ignores the law of demand which in turn leads to job loss, unemployment, and higher cost of goods and services.

Jim2423's Opinion
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05/14/2015
Minimum wage is a start not a living. Leave as is.
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Abigail's Opinion
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05/07/2018
Why should someone with an education make the same as someone that flips burgers all day?
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Matt's Opinion
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04/23/2015
How can employers afford this? Oh wait they can't.
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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
    IntroducedNovember 19th, 2013

What is Senate Bill S. 1737?

Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour in three, 95-cent increments over the next three years. Adjusts the wage each year thereafter to account for inflation. Increases the federal minimum wage for workers for receive tips from $2.13 per hour to 70% of the minimum wage. 

Impact

Impacts workers making minimum wage and the companies, firms and organizations that employ them.

Cost of Senate Bill S. 1737

$2.00 Million
The CBO estimates a cost of roughly $2 million in direct spending over the 2014-24 period.

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AKA

Minimum Wage Fairness Act

Official Title

A bill to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend increased expensing limitations and the treatment of certain real property as section 179 property.

    "Hard working parents can't support their family on the current minimum wages under todays living standards."
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    $7.25/hr is not sufficient to provide for oneself, or a family for that matter. By doing this we can slowly start closing the wealth disparity in this country. We aren't saying pay minimal skill jobs higher pay, but rather fair pay where they can properly provide for themselves. Additional future initiatives should include raising wages enough to start reducing the number of people below the poverty line and thus reducing spending on welfare programs.
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    Minimum wage is a start not a living. Leave as is.
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    Employers can easily afford this, and many with a conscience already do.
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    Why should someone with an education make the same as someone that flips burgers all day?
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    It should be increased to $15.00 per hour. Along with this, there should be actions taken to reduce the inequality of wealth in this country. Far too much money is going to the top 1 per cent, and not in the hands of middle and lower income households that would spend it. This, in my opinion is what is needed to spur on the U.S. economy.
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    Some family that work low paying job only have one family member actually working and it's hard to support two three people on a job paying 7.25
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    current $7.25 can't support a family
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    You can't get by just making 7 or 8 dollars an hour anymore
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    Let's stop treating minimum wagers like second class citizens and start treating them like Americans
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    What will it do other than force Americans into more compartmentalized income gaps? It is ridiculous that some people think that this will promote real change. Where is that money coming from? Where is it going?
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    Free market
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    If you look at the effective wage threw out the past you may discover that we are getting paid less now in terms of economy
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    One of the problems with trying to make minimum wage a living wage, is that an increase in the minimum wage also raises the inflation. When you increase the minimum wage you make everything else more expensive. The more reliable solution is to slowly deflate money. And one way to make money worth more is to return to a gold and silver standard, rather then to use currency which is only backed by mere legal statements.
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    Minimum skills should not have a minimum wage of $10.
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    It is past time for the backbone of this country to get a well deserved raise!
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    Even being single with no children is hard to do!
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    Trickle down economics does not work. The money stays in the boardrooms. What we need is to increase the living wage for the working class so the economy improves where it really needs to.
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    I understand the need for people to support their families, but there are a lot of us who have worked really hard to live the American Dream, and I don't think my 16 year old brother at McDonalds needs to bring in that much an hour. This measure can only hurt small businesses who struggle to meet the bottom line everyday.
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    Increasing the pay of minimum wage will not have the desired effect. Good a produced, transported, and sold mostly by low income workers. This chain of increases pay will increase the cost of the goods the individuals wish to buy. It's unrealistic for an individual to be paid more to produce or sell good but for the cost of those good to remain the same.
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