Topic: Minimum Wage
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Federal data shows 62% of people who earn the
federal minimum wage or below are women, however this doesn't account for women in states with a higher
One study says that if the federal government raises the minimum wage
to $10.10 an hour, women will benefit more than men by a 55-45 percent
This depends on size of the family. One-person households already exceed poverty limits at current minimum wage. Raising the wage to $10.10 an hour does put two-, three- and
four-person households with one working member above the poverty line
for the first time. And households of five or more people still wouldn’t earn
enough to escape poverty.
of all impoverished households would escape poverty with increase.
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declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88)
are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers,
23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
Misquoted data. Half of those who earn minimum wage are 16 to 24 years old. According to the Economic
Policy Institute, teens would make up 12.5 percent of people who would
benefit from raising the minimum wage to $10.10.
The statement would be totally true except that they failed to specify that the study refers to Fair Market Rent, a number determined by the federal government for each region set at the 40th percentile of all rents in that area. People might be able to find a dump for minimum wage.
In the US the minimum wage is just 37 percent of the median wage, and we rank 26th among industrialized nations, above only the Czech Republic and Mexico. View this Labor Department graphic.
After Congress failed to act, even some red states like Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will raise wages due to November election initiatives. Many increases will be tied to an inflation index.
The American dream that hard work could pay off is want made America great, but evidence shows that is no longer true. Bush says that we must fix our education system in order to turn that around. Many would say income inequality is the cause.
According to one measurement, the bottom 90 percent of American earners had a lower income in 2012 than they had 30 years ago.
She’s arguing that middle-class wages haven’t
increased enough over the past couple decades.
The rebuttal includes many fact and many points that had been debunked many times over. Read the entire speech and see, point by point, which statements were true or not.
PolitiFact validated a claim that, "In 1978, a student who worked a minimum-wage summer job could afford to
pay a year's full tuition at the 4-year public university." Obama's point is that the current minimum wage now prohibits the American dream.
The statistics, in this case, are inadequate to either prove or disprove
that "millions" of Americans have seen their job go from full-time to
part-time due to the law. That said, there’s evidence suggesting that hundreds of thousands of
workers may have seen their hours cut as the law’s impact began to be
Once you strip out senior citizens and school-age Americans, the number is less than half that.
Cuomo says, "73 % of fast food workers are women, 70 % are over the age of 20, and more than 2/3 are raising a child and are the primary wage earners in their
family.” No one who works full-time should live in poverty. A decent nation ensures that all workers can pay their rent and feed their family.
Reich is a political economist who has served in the administrations of Presidents Ford, Carter, and as Secretary of Labor under Clinton. This short video illustrates how our economy will benefit by raising the minimum wage.
According to the study by PolitiFact, 62.7 percent of minimum wage workers age 16 and
older are women. That’s almost, but not quite, two thirds.
To be honest, Trump's comments are so all over the map. In the Debate in November 2015, Trump said wages are "too high" and he wouldn't raise the minimum. On May 8, 2016, edition
of NBC’s Meet the Press, He rambled about leaving it up to the states. On MSNBC
in August 2015, Trump said, "Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country." But when opponents quote him he calls them lairs.