House passes bill raising minimum wage to $15; How Alabama representatives voted

AL.com - 07-19

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The Raise the Wage Act passed 231-199, mostly along party lines. All Alabama Republicans – Reps. Robert Aderholt, Bradley Byrne, Gary Palmer, Martha Roby, Mike Rogers and Mo Brooks - opposed the measure; Democrat Terri Sewell voted in favor of the bill.

Crystal Ball: Raising medium that much would be a disaster. Most places that pay medium wage is fast food restaurants where typically young people work, and the mom and pop business. First these businesses have to make money too, so if it cost more for labor than first you cut back on your labor, which means jobs are going to be lost, and then you raise the cost of the product. Mom and Pop business owners will suffer. Unemployment rates will skyrocket. Raising medium wage is not the answer for our increasingly poverty level, it's only a short term fix. We need to be looking at our mental health care issues that are causing those to turn to drugs. I see it every day in my line of work, women who are getting arrested for drugs and they are diagnosed with bipolar, PTSD, or schizophrenia, they have children that now grandmother has to raise on social security. Addiction is growing rapidly. We need to address why so many Americans are living in poverty, before we make the middle class the next living in poverty

Rosie Pellegrini: Ridiculous!!! We've already seen the damage this does to states that are doing this. Kalifornia is a perfect example. Say NO to $15/hr

Arnell Austin: but it's all smoke and mirrors anyway it's never going to make it

Comments

Sam Cole - 07-20
Let me guess you don't know what the situation is these days for the poor. You make generalizations like thing will be more expensive. News flash: Things without a minimum wage are already expensive. Then to add insult to injury you trash people you more than likely will never know or care to meet. I feel sorry for you if you end up in a financial bind and fellow citizens take the same position you just made.
Steve Coulter - 07-20
an obvious exercise in futility, minimum wage is for entry level workers, if you want or require more money to live on, educate yourself or learn a trade.
Arnell Austin - 07-20
it's a very small group of people that determine how we all live no matter how we vote
Arnell Austin - 07-20
but it's all smoke and mirrors anyway it's never going to make it
Arnell Austin - 07-20
my wife is work for years to get to $15 an hour are a little over it... I'll guess my $30 an hour job,,,,,,, will just be not even average
Jaycee Pence - 07-20
oh great now make the cost of living go up thanks you shit heads for these stupid votes.. you just wait everything else will go up to as well. if you think $15 an hr for minimum wage will help you live better you just wait for the outcome it want be pretty at all I can promise you that cause the ones who now will have to pay $15 a hr for minimum wage will have to go up on prices just as well as stuff in a grocery store will go up so they can afford to pay the people who work for them. only if you had a brain you might would know that by now.. and when you can't afford life with a $15 dollar minimum wage raise I don't want to hear it because you asked for it so you watch for the outcome..
Rosie Pellegrini - 07-19
Ridiculous!!! We've already seen the damage this does to states that are doing this. Kalifornia is a perfect example. Say NO to $15/hr
User from AL - 07-19
Anyone who makes less than $15 an hour and continues to vote republican are just the type of voter that republicans love.
Crystal Ball - 07-19
Raising medium that much would be a disaster. Most places that pay medium wage is fast food restaurants where typically young people work, and the mom and pop business. First these businesses have to make money too, so if it cost more for labor than first you cut back on your labor, which means jobs are going to be lost, and then you raise the cost of the product. Mom and Pop business owners will suffer. Unemployment rates will skyrocket. Raising medium wage is not the answer for our increasingly poverty level, it's only a short term fix. We need to be looking at our mental health care issues that are causing those to turn to drugs. I see it every day in my line of work, women who are getting arrested for drugs and they are diagnosed with bipolar, PTSD, or schizophrenia, they have children that now grandmother has to raise on social security. Addiction is growing rapidly. We need to address why so many Americans are living in poverty, before we make the middle class the next living in poverty

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