In President Obama’s State of the Union Address he spoke about a plan for the United States to build upon. One of those ideas was to raise the minimum wage. Currently those who work full-time at minimum wage only earn $14,500 a year. President Obama would like to raise minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. Check out Megan Slack’s post on The White House Blog about raising minimum wage and how it can help those who earn it.
There are many myths associated with increasing minimum wage. The United States Department of Labor took a look at three of them. Check it out.