Bare Minimum Raise

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Most people want to make more money on their job. A family that relies on minimum wage often finds that it’s hard to pay the bills, put food on the table and get the extra things that the family needs. There have been states that have raised minimum wage, but a quarter more an hour isn’t really a lot when you think about the prices of food, gas and survival. By the time someone sees the raise, it will be taken for taxes because when people make more money, the government often takes more money out of the paycheck. Some people are thankful for the extra money, and healthcare workers are benefiting, even if it’s only a few dollars a week as it’s a pack of diapers or an extra gallon of gas. If the government wants people to get out of poverty, then the minimum wage amount is going to have to go up by more than a quarter.

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