Opinion

What do you think about raising the federal minimum wage?

"I think it should be higher, for sure, but then there's more taxes for everyone."

Louis Perrault Mercer Island General Contractor

"I don't think it's going to matter. If the wage goes up then the cost of hamburgers and everything goes up and it all turns out even. It's like chasing your tail."

Bob Bumgarner Bellevue School Bus Driver

"It's not high enough. It's impossible for the average person to make ends meet."

Ying Cooper Mercer Island Volunteer

"It's barely enough to live on. It should be more." David Eriksen Covington Fed Ex Ground Contractor

"They need to raise the minimum wage everywhere. I don't think we should have it higher here than in other states." Jenna Williams Bothell Medical Billing

". . .They should raise minimum wage and lower the gas tax. It's really sad, especially for daycare workers and others who only make that." Diana Miller Kent Medical Billing

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