In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama called for raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour. Do you think the U.S. minimum wage should be higher?

No: 62.1%
Yes: 24.1%
Maybe/Unsure: 13.8%


I think an increase to $9/hr will cost jobs

There should not be a minimum wage! UnAmerican

A minimum wage should be what ever the market can bear: and should rise and fall with demand. Let the Free market work.

Clearly wages need to be higher in the US- think of Ford and his high wages for the day what drove the sales on the products he was making. We cut off our nose.

Why not make them $15.00, like Jesse Jackson wants for "social justice". The gov't has no right to tell anyone what to pay someone.

Raising the minimum wage will only have the affect of raising unemployment for young people as small businesses have to cut staff or cease operations due to higher labor costs.

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