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I make minimum wage but I also make tips so I am able to pay my rent, water and pge, put gas in my car and feed myself but my dad is still paying my cellphone bill and car insurance and I am lucky to have that. Many people don't have such a cushion and ...
—Jessica

A good start

The 2014 MN Legislature passed a good law which deals with gun use in domestic abuse cases. More work needs to be done on developing programs to deal with mentally unstable people obtaining guns. Mental health is a seriously ignored problem which needs ...
—LawrenceMN

"Progress must move forward."

I shall keep this short/brief.What's the logic n not raising the min.wage to $10.10 hr?To those people who keep saying get a higher education.People work n go to school online/take 1 semester at a time r wait for in house supervisory/mgmt training positions ...
—TroyNV

Back in the day...

Years ago, when I was in my 20s I had a few minimum wage jobs, but the thing is I could afford to live in San Francisco, pay my rent, buy food and other life necessities, and occasionally go out for entertainment.I was single and I had roomates and life ...
—PhyllisCA

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I have done low-wage work and care giving so I know the problem.
—samMA

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I am a minister and have been for 57

years. I have tried to minister to and help people who struggle to put food on

the table, a roof for their families and pay utility bills. These have been honest, hardworking people who are not paid appropriately ...

—WilliamNC

Below The Poverty Line

My Annual Income is Less that $14,500 and i can surely identify w/ those below The Poverty Line.

Especically Women, since they are being Paid Less than their Male CoWorker's.

Fair Is Fair / UnFair Is UnFair, Plain & Simple.

—DanCA

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I know people who have minimum wage jobs and get minuscule raises that is a joke. They can not find a decent job even with a college degree. Forget about going back to collage that's just adding to their debt. There are no free rides for AMERICANS. ...
—VennaNY

Minimum Wage Worker

Hello! I am a legal resident living in Kentucky, married to my loving husband who is disable and working in county schools as Instructional Assistant and receiving a hourly rate of $8 from 8 am to 2:30 pm. It's hard to keep up paying all the bills and ...
—purissaKY

High Echelons

I worked in the Pentagon for the government as Secy to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. I had achieved that almost highest position through hard work and ability, and intended to head from there to the White House. My pay was even less than ...
—BeverlyAZ

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As a youngster who was on the poverty level, I know what it is like to not have enough money. The minimum wage has not been raised for years. This is terrible for a country such as ours to keep people at a poverty level for so many years.

The minimum ...

—GeraldCA

Independent Divorced Home Educator

I have been a single mom for 10 yrs. I have had to work up to 4 jobs w/ different employers plus homeschool (a healthy choice) I have dedicated to for past 10 yrs. The lowest rate I accepted was $5.50 hr. I have settled for positions no one wanted or ...
—gingerIN

Hard working deserve ,better pay

I working and I make yes the minimum,$8.00 for hour, and I neded working 6 days for bring decent money to my house.
—EmmaMA

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As a single mother living in Hawaii I had to really struggle to provide for my family on minimum wages. The years of working more than one job has taken its toll now that I am a senior citizen. I am still having a hard time because my social security ...
—NadineHI

Teacher

My students were smart but did not care about grades so they did not do the homework or pass tests so they were put in with me in hopes I could motivate them. Most of their parents were on welfare or homeless or unemployed and they had not done well ...
—DorothyMT

it makes sense

i hurts the economy. people must have a living wage that allows them more independence resulting in no need for food stamps or being forced to choose between eating or filling your prescription. having a living wage will save taxes, restore peoples dignity ...
—stephenMA

mother of 2

I work has a caregiver I have 2 daughter's to care for. I don't make enough to pay the bills buy food I struggle day by day. I think minimum wage should be raised. I don't get no help from the state.
—mindyOH

The Happy Cashier @ Westborough BJs

I decided to try working part-time while collecting less than $800 mo. on SSDI.

My baby daughter, who'd just graduated H.S. was hired directly after me, but they paid her $1.50 more because she had 'current retail experience.' I'm 29 years older and have ...

—ElizabethMA

The luck of birth

I have always been lucky enough to have a job where I made life-sustainable pay.

I never had to accept minimum wage.

But, yes! Raise the Wage now! I stand in total solidarity with my sisters who have to work for minimum wage or less. We all need a life-sustaining ...

—JeanCA

50 and flat broke

I started working at 14 yrs of age, my parents had to sign for me to do so. I made min. wage part-time. During the summers I worked full-time still at min. wage. I went to corporate trainings when

new franchises were bought and trained my older male ...

—CindyFL
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