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As the U.S. economy continues its slow recovery, congressional
democrats are pushing an increase in the federal minimum wage.
Right now it's $7.25 an hour and they wants it increased to $10.10
However, republicans and many business owners are opposed to any
hike warning that it could stifle economic growth.
In Ohio the minimum wage was just increased to $7.95 an hour while
it remains $7.25 in both Kentucky and Indiana.
FOX19's Gordon Graham talked with people on both sides of the
minimum wage question.
The issue appears to be clearly divided along party lines. Those
who have to pay minimum wage don't want to see it go up while those who earn it
naturally want more money and would be happy to see an increase.
Caldwell from Hamilton says it's hard to live on minimum wage. "There are young
people trying to make a living, obviously, like me and I work two minimum wage
jobs so honestly I think it's a good idea."
Lewis of Madisonville applauds efforts to raise the minimum. "I think that's
great. I think that it should be more than that, but if that's what they want
to make it I think that's great because minimum wage should go up the way the
prices are going up minimum wage should go up."
Adorno is visiting Cincinnati from Puerto Rico and says "I think the minimum
wage right now is not getting people out of poverty. It's not really giving
them a chance to move out and make better of themselves."
Gilgoff from Montgomery says it's absurd to try to live on the current minimum
wage. "The idea of raising it to some type of livable wage....
only knows 400-dollars a week is still not a livable wage, but it's actually
Bursk of Anderson Township says "Coming from a minimum wage earner myself I say
yeah I'd appreciate an increase."
the minimum wage is not such a great idea in the eyes of many business
owners and conservatives.
County Republican Party Chairman, Alex Triantafilou says "Most republicans
Gordon are against the minimum wage increase. We think that it could increase
unemployment we also think that it's a gimmick that designed to....just to
rally some support that really doesn't help the economy generally."
store owner, Bud Gallenstein, says it would be bad for business. "Everyone is
struggling to make even a profit. So raising minimum wage would already cripple
what is a hard thing. We would have to cut work hours. We might even have to
cut store hours and that's already bad because you can't chase away the
House Democrats in the Kentucky legislature are supporting a bill
to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over the next
In Indiana a bill to raise the minimum wage by a dollar was
blocked by Republicans.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
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