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Should Virginia raise the minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 an hour?

“Multiple bills before the legislature would raise Virginia’s minimum wage gradually over the course of several years. Although the bills vary, most would boost the standard to $9-$10 per hour by July and to $15 per hour with in the next three to five years. Worker groups are backing HB 395 by Del. Jean Ward,” WTVR Channel 6 in Richmond reports.

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January 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm
How about this question: Why not make minimum wage $100k/year? Obviously, companies can't pay that much for a typical job. But it's not like there is a line that gets crossed and suddenly all the low level jobs vanish. It's a curve. Raise minimum wage by $.01, and a few people will lose jobs. Raise it by $10 and a LOT of people lose jobs. If you're comfortable with that, then vote yes.

Have you been to a McDonald's lately? There's one register and five automated kiosks. Sure, that one worker is making more money than he would have before, but those five other people are gone and making zero. Keep hiking minimum wage and there will be no registers left in a McDonalds. Just kiosks and food made by machines.
January 12, 2020 at 1:18 pm
"Just 1 man's opinion , not looking for a argument here."

Not looking for an argument here? What do you think the comments section is all about?

January 10, 2020 at 1:03 pm
Raising the wage to that rate is like raising ticket price's at the movie , everyone's going to pay for it . Cost & effect , that balancing game . But that being said & being a father of 4 kids , I know all to well how hard it is getting started in your life , it's a vicious circle . Raise wages , raise taxes , raise rent , food & gas go up and in the end you end up no further ahead . Just 1 man's opinion , not looking for a argument here .
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