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Teens, Young Adults and President Obama's Minimum Wage

Donald581 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 4:34 PM
As a 14 year old my summer vacations wear spent working on a farm for $18 a month and all i could eat. That money went to buy my new school closefor the next year. ^0 years later As a Tool And die maker I had to put a pillow over my phone because Employers were calling me to go to work for them. I do not know how much I have paid in taxes in my lifetime but I do know the the Government has DESTROYED the quest of our young people to be HONOURABLE to our America. Soured their aims at being an hard working and leading a decent like but to be Freeloaders of the taxpayers.

What effect might President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address proposal to increase the U.S. federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour have upon teens and young adults?

That question is especially relevant because teens and young adults between Age 15 and 24 represent approximately half of all minimum wage earners in the United States, not to mention making up a disproportionate share of individuals who earn wages just above that level.

To find out, we tapped the U.S. Census Bureau's detailed income data for the Age...