State of West Virginia secondary Archives: on Jobs

Paula Jean Swearengin: Raise minimum wage; tie rate to inflation

Adjusted for inflation, today's $7.25/hour minimum wage is actually $4 lower than the minimum wage of 50 years ago. No one can survive in America today on $7.25/hour, especially if they are trying to raise a family. We will raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, tie it to inflation, and encourage states and local governments to increase the minimum wage further in places with higher costs of living.
Source: 2018 West Virginia Senate campaign website Jul 17, 2017

Natalie Tennant: Raise payroll cap to $240,000; and raise minimum wage

Q: What measures do you support to making social security solvent again?

Capito: "We should bust the cap on the social security taxes and I'd be willing to take it above the $200,000 number."

Tennant: "I am supportive of raising the (payroll) cap to $240,000. Not quite that far, yet, then we'll work on a number. Another way that we can keep social security solvent is, quite simply, raise minimum wage. If you have more people getting paid, they're going to pay into social security more."

Source: WV MetroNews on 2014 West Virginia Senate debate Oct 8, 2014

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