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Should Minimum Wage Be Raised

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This is a history of minimum wage increases under the 1938 act. This is current as of July 2013, with the inflation adjustment going to July 2013, the latest data. By Self (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
This is a history of minimum wage increases under the 1938 act. This is current as of July 2013, with the inflation adjustment going to July 2013, the latest data. By Self (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

WASHINGTON D.C.(WTVB) Let the debate begin. Senator Tom Harkin wants the lowest wage earners in America to have a little more. The Iowa Democrat and California Congressman George Miller have introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage from the current seven-dollars-25-cents an hour to ten-dollars-ten-cents and index future increases to changes in the cost of living.

Their bill also increases the wage for tipped workers to 70-percent of the minimum wage. That rate has not gone up in 20 years and currently stands at two-dollars-13-cents an hour.

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