Should congress raise the federal minimum wage from $5.15?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 8, 2005
“Absolutely. Who could possibly afford to live at $5.15 an hour? I think $6.50 would probably be better. It gives people an incentive to work hard and improves the quality of the work.”
“I think it’s fine where it is at. Most of the jobs that pay minimum wage require little education. I think it’s a reasonable amount to move up from.”
“Sure. I think people deserve more money. It has to at least float with inflation.”
“I think they should raise it. It doesn’t correlate closely enough with inflation.”