Today Senate Republicans blocked a Democrat-sponsored bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
Do you think the minimum wage should be increased? Do you think we should even have a minimum wage? Do you think welfare payments should be equal to the minimum wage? Why do you think Democrats are pushing for an increase in the minimum wage? How do you think an increase in the minimum wage would affect the economy? Please comment with any thoughts you may have on this topic.