Increasing the Minimum Wage
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What is the Rhode Island minimum wage?
What is the current federal minimum wage?
How much money does a parent need to raise a family of four above the poverty level?
How many people earned $15,000 last year because of the federal minimum wage?
What types of women are being affected by a $7.25 minimum wage?
Single mothers, raising children and women who work two jobs.
How much money does a full time worker make on a $7.25 minimum wage?
Why does the U.S. Secretary of Labor Perez want a minimum wage increase?
He suggests higher wages for low income workers will boost the economy.
Why does Democrat Tom Harkin want to raise the minimum wage?
He wants to raise it because he believes people in America who work full time shouldn't live in poverty.
Why do the Republicans not want the minimum wage to be raised?
They believe that when you raise the price of employment you get less of it and they say why would they want to make it harder for small employers to hire people.
Who was the President when Congress last wanted to raise the minimum wage?
George W. Bush