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    IntroducedNovember 19th, 2013

What is it?

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

$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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    Raising the minimum wage helps working people and boosts the economy for everyone. There's no way in this country that you should have a job and not eat. There's no way you should have a job and no place to sleep.
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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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    Employers can easily afford this, and many with a conscience already do.
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    Minimum wage is a start not a living. Leave as is.
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    It is very difficult to live making $7.25 an hour.
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    current $7.25 can't support a family
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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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    Why should someone with an education make the same as someone that flips burgers all day?
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    It would be better for the federal government to keep the mandated minimum wage at 7.25, while introducing wage subsidies that would ensure that all working citizens earn at least 10 an hour. This would increase the quality of life for those most in need while also making sure that the automation of low-skill jobs remains financially impractical for employers.
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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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    Raising the minimum wage only results in price hikes everywhere else. Minimum wage workers would still struggle to support a family. Minimum wage jobs were never meant to be used for supporting a family. That's what a career is.
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    As an upcoming college student, who will most likely get a job during my four years, will for sure need the money to support myself.
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    Increase minimum wage and the wage of everyone above them must go up, as well as the cost for their goods or services. If a company can't afford to do that, people start getting laid off. If that isn't enough, businesses go under. Even if the business doesn't go under, all wages go up cost of products go up, therefore cost of living goes up. The worker is still making minimum wage, at a higher bracket and still can't afford to pay for anything. All this bill is going to do is cause inflation. I'm strongly opposed to this bill.
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    Basic economics
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    Yeah
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    Why should people who are doing a minimum amount of work get payed more money. Minimum wage is great for people who are just starting out however there comes a time where you need a real job. These lower jobs are not made to support a family, and to support family's people need to get a higher paying job not lower minimum wage
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    Let's stop treating minimum wagers like second class citizens and start treating them like Americans
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    You can't get by just making 7 or 8 dollars an hour anymore
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