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Distribution of answers submitted by Washington voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 12, 2011. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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The federal minimum wage is the lowest wage at which employers may pay their employees. Since July 24, 2009 the U.S. federal minimum wage has been set at $7.25 per hour. In 2014 President Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and tying it to an inflation index. The federal minimum wage applies to all federal employees including those who work on military bases, national parks and veterans working in nursing homes. See recent minimum wage news
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Price control is the only way to offset the overall low wage throughout America. Working class and low-middle class wages would not rise with it. Raising the minimum now will only bring those groups closer to the bottom, eliminating what they have... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Rollingbay, WA
There aren't enough jobs that allow people to live, so people are stuck with minimum wage, and somehow have to survive on this. Raising that, however, will likely cause more people to lose their jobs, more businesses to go out of business, and just... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Pacific, WA
Not sure what the impact would really be. 5 years ago from a Republican in Wenatchee, WA
No, they should stop inflation so there is no need to increase the minimal wage. If the value of money increases, the value of the minimal wage will increase, but this will only work if they stop oil companies from purposely increasing the prices of oil. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Richland, WA
People should be able to be "free agents" to negotiate; union members to have a spokesperson or to accept minimum wages. I am for options re:earnings. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
Stop allowing a less than minimum wage for wait staff. 5 years ago from a Republican in Everett, WA
Based on economic growth with incentives for small businesses. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Bothell, WA
Give the states the power to decide, but prevent them from setting ridiculous standards. Provide the oppropriate wage to accomodate for the expense of living in the given geographical area. 5 years ago from a Republican in Deer Park, WA
Possibly. The key is to get the right balance of EITC, minimum wage, and employment. We may not be there right now. Raising to $15 is likely to introduce significant trade-offs and would likely be detrimental. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Bothell, WA