2/15: Should Georgia raise minimum wage?

Moderated by Rick Badie
Georgia’s minimum wage for some workers of $5.15 an hour stands $2.10 shy of the federal wage, something state Rep. Rashad Taylor of Atlanta wants to change.

Advocates say workers deserve more, given inflation and basic living expenses.

The director of a state small-business association argues an increase would stifle economic momentum and even hurt hiring.

What do you think?

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Barb

February 16th, 2012
2:33 pm

As a taxpayer I also win with a higher minimum wage because better paid workers are less likely to use supplemental government programs to feed their kids. It’s only fair that if you work, you ought to be able to put a decent meal on the table for your kids. I’m tired of footing the bill of employers who refuse to pay their workers a liveable wage.