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Raise the minimum wage?


A mom of four works full time for $8 an hour. She makes about $15,000 a year. Her poor income forces her to apply and use government assistance. Her estimated income tax return is more than $5,000. Wouldn't it make sense to raise the minimum wage, allow her to get off of welfare, get a smaller tax return (in some cases not get a refund, rather pay a tax)? This would cost the government less AND allow for more paid taxes to come in, raising the budget.

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    Elvisa M (ElvisaM) 23 months ago

    Maybe, but the portrayed single mother story, does that make sense? Wouldn't raising her wage allow her to get less tax return or maybe even owe taxes?

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    Elvisa M (ElvisaM) 23 months ago

    Whow.... Sir, I never specified her history or job occupation. What if she is a widow? What if the husband was sick? What if he just up and left? This is the problem with conservative thinking...


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