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Should the minimum wage be increased from $7.25 an hour, where it’s been since 2009? President Obama says raising it would lift millions out of poverty and stimulate the economy, while most Republicans say raising the minimum wage would eliminate jobs. What do you think?

“Yes, I think it should be raised. I don’t think it’s been shown it will cause a loss of jobs. People need a living wage.”

George Beach

Reva/Haywood

“I think they should raise it. I don’t believe it will eliminate jobs. Everything would go up proportionately. It might actually stimulate job growth.”

Jim Madigan

Brightwood

“Federal minimum wage increases will not affect Madison County, because salaries for county and school employees are already well above $ 40 per hour.”

Dr. Herbert Putz

Madison County

I think, yes, the minimum wage should be raised, but on the other hand, it could hurt small businesses, so yes and no and maybe.”

Joanne Hall

Banco

“It needs to be raised. The cost of living is too high for the current wage.”

Grace McCain

Madison

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