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Street Talk: February 20, 2013

caines | 2/21/2013, 4:30 a.m.

Is Floridas minimum wage [$7.79] too low?

Chico Dials, 41Miami Gardens, business owner Yeah, but those who are in charge are trying to keep the class system at a certain level where they cant progress. The average American couldnt start a business with the money they make. Roderick Haugabook, 62 Liberty City, custodian Of course it is, but it reflects the cost of living. Raising the minimum wage will probably raise the cost of living as well. Randall Granberry, 39 Wellington, civil engineer Yeah we should go under Obamas recommendation for minimum wage. I cant speak for anyone else but for me, Floridas minimum wage doesnt match the cost of living. Jane Jones, 55 Liberty City, unemployed Very much so. It should be at least nine dollars people work too hard for anything less. Where Im from, it was nine dollars and that was in the 60s. Dessie Williams, 77Liberty City, retired Yes, I dont see any problem with Obamas proposition for moving minimum wage to nine dollars. And those who do have a problem with it are most likely rich people. Gary Dewberry, 35Liberty City, engineer Yeah definitely. You have people struggling to pay bills. In order to get the economy going upwards we have to raise the minimum wage.