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Inequity of Federal Minimum Wage

The House of Representatives recently voted to nearly double the national minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15. Democrats are rejoicing that this change, if passed by the Senate, will lift 1.3 million people out of poverty. Republicans are complaining it will cost 1.3 million people their jobs. According to the Congressional Budget Office, […]

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Federal Minimum Wage Adjusted for Cost of Living

The “Fight For $15” is gaining national attention and becoming an issue in the presidential race. Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have expressed strong support for a national minimum wage of $15, more than double the current $7.25. Missing in the national debate over the minimum wage is the recognition that taxes and living […]

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