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Everyone should be paid equally.
—Brigitte FL

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I have been a single mother since I was 19. I worked minimum wage and tipped jobs from the time my daughter was born until she was 16. At that time I lucked up on a job with a large mid-west union retailer. I worked for them for 33 years. I am now ...
—MadelineMI

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It is embarrassing and pathetic that our minimum wage is so low. We need to do something about this now!!! Help those hard-working individuals help themselves. They are doing the work, they should get paid a fair wage for it.
—NanetteVA

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I feel that it's hard to even live off of the current minimum wage the currently is in place. The cost of living continues to increase and the minimum wage stays so low that a family can't even afford decent housing.
—KhaleelahPA

You try this!

I bring home (from work) about $800 after taxes. My food stamps are $15/month.

I was wrongfully terminated from my previous job, so I get a little bit of unemployment until June of this year, depending on how many hours I work.

My rent alone is $505 for ...

—SabrinaMS

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this country is not fare in so many ways to the non rich inidividuals.. It's very sad

Old White Guy

I was fortunate to be a healthy, white male in school and in the work force from 1960 - 2010. I had to make my own way through college and into the working world. I have realized for some time now that because my gender and race, I had privileged opportunities ...
—JamesCO

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Single mother of 4 children ages 19 to 25...

because of their wages they do not qualify for the affordable care act nd our govenor in idaho has opted out of medicaid for their age group..ugh..we DESPERATELY need minmum wage raised..thank you.

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Single mother of 4 children ages 19 to 25...

because of their wages they do not qualify for the affordable care act nd our govenor in idaho has opted out of medicaid for their age group..ugh..we DESPERATELY need minmum wage raised..thank you.

—Patricia

Living off McDonald's

My son is 21 and has worked for minimum wage since he was 17. Due to housing costs in our area, he can only afford to live in a 2 bedroom apt with 4 other adults and 2 children. He has excellent customer service skills, but McDonald's does not provide ...
—SusynCA

I've been there

I've worked for minimum wage and I know not only teenagers work for minimum wage. We need living wage and a system in which the rich get richer doesn't serve society.
—MalgorzataNJ

Life has ended

Im a single mom who is 57 years old that has been out of work as a hospital manager/AR consultant since 03/2012. I have looked and went on interviews but have yet to obtain a job. My 24 year old unemployed daughter is with me and we are living in the ...
—LindaCA

Just another one

Blessings to all the working mom's out there. I've been one and now that I'm almost to the "retirement" stage of my life, I'm working, but doing what I really love. That's kind of the point, don't you think? Money is our system of exchange and mom's need ...
—KatieOR

Let's end the cycle of living of the low wages of the poor

Let's end the taking advantage of those who are producing a REAL work unlike others in high places who live of bribing and favors
—OlgaMA

Tippiing Through School

I got my education the hard way -- took 6 years to complete my BA, because I was either working, pregnant or both a lot of that time.

I didn't take full time office or manufacturing jobs because I needed to have the flexiblity that's available in ...

—AnnaOR

Barely making it...

My husband and I work in the food service industry. Combined, our two salaries come to $22,000 per year. My husband works 40-50 hours per week, and I work 37-40 hours. We never see each other, much less spend time together as a family. Every month we ...
—VictoriaTX

unemployed

i understand how people feel with a minimum wage job. my last job like that was in 2004 until the store closed down, after that it's been hard to find work and i have been without a job soon to be 10 years. it's frustrating at time's, either your what ...
—shawnaPA

Peaceful Sleep

I sleep better at night knowing that there is now access to affordable healthcare options due to the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare).

—MarshaCA

Annoyed with Republicans Trying to Sabotage ObamaCare

I am so relieved that ObamaCare is law because it means I can insure my daughter til age 26, and that once she turns 26 she won't struggle with pre-existing condition restrictions. That is a huge relief for my family.

So annoyed to see that prominent ...

—Maria ElenaCA

Higher education lives on substandard wages/hours

80% of the instructors at my college, and at most public institutions of higher education, are part-time employees, only allowed to teach 25% - 50% of the teaching hours that a full-time instructor teaches, but paid at a much lower wage than 25% - 50% ...
—RosanneCA
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