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Pro to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"

“[T]he risk in keeping the minimum too low is bigger than the risk of raising it too high. One reason a third of Americans today live in or near poverty is that many jobs in the United States do not pay enough to live on. This is due in part to the steady erosion in the minimum wage — even as labor productivity, corporate profits and executive compensation have gone up. A raise to $12 an hour in 2022, or a mere $24,000 a year for a full-time job, would only lock in that dynamic. Even a $15 minimum works out to only $31,000 a year.

Economic obstacles are not standing in the way of a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Misplaced caution and political timidity are.”

“Hillary Clinton Should Just Say Yes to a $15 Minimum Wage,”, Feb. 17, 2016

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