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Labor act was instituted in 1938 and the minimum wage was 25 cents an hour.  Now 72 years later most states have a federal minimum wage of $7.25.  What do you think?

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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • Well considering my 1st job started me at 3.25 per hour (I was 17)I don’t think the current minimum wage is enough. How much would people get if they were on welfare? I think probably more than that. So why punish those who are willing to work?????




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      Linda L wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • Good point Vikki.  I’ve never been on welfare, although there’s been many a times that I felt I need to.  I have heard some people say that they can’t get welfare because their earnings are high, so they quit their job to get on it.  So this raises a different question or statement - some are using the welfare system, in other words being lazy.  I hear you Vikki, it’s not fair for the ones who are working.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • It certainly brings up some questions to consider. Like how can we afford to pay welfare but not increase min wage?

      (shaking my head) I just don’t get it!




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      Kyah wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • The minimum wage sucks because there’s usually no health benefits. At least with welfare there is Medicaid. When I was a teenager I worked minimum wage and I don’t remember how much it was hourly, but I still lived at home with my parents so I didn’t have rent to pay, etc. With everything so expensive, no wonder people are piled in apartments 12 or more.




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      Linda L wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • Apologizes for anyone who may take it the wrong way.  So much assistance and free service is provided for our immigrants, yet so many Americans are overlooked or unaware of these services.  Not right and not fair.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 1, 2010
    • I agree Linda!




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • My first job paid me $1.05/hr!  I was 13 and was happy to earn it.  LOL  happy  Have been working ever since.




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      Lazylola wrote Sep 2, 2010
    • having a cousin who has exploited the system for years i’m disgusted by her and others like her who have the mentality they do...sometimes i see how i’ve had to struggle while they are living in a rent free apartment or only paying $80 a month, each kid with their own bedroom, foodstamps, monthly checks...the list goes on, i’ve jokingly have said that’s what i’m going to do too...but there is no way i could live with myself living that kind of lifestyle




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      Faye43 wrote Sep 3, 2010
    • They should end welfare and institute work fare.




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