* Workers who are getting paid a measly $4.25 per hour are highly underpaid. People’s spending power is not as good as it was years ago when the government raised the minimum wage during Bush’s term. The low minimum wage now strongly affects students, especially our college students. Many of them work an enormous amount of hours just to go to school. It also gives them less time to study.
The minimum wage should be at least $5.50 per hour. If students keep getting paid this little, they might have a tendency to drop out of school to work. It could have a big impact on one’s future. After all, most college dropouts don’t go back.