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Minimum Wage Mythbusters

Myth: Increasing the minimum wage is bad for businesses.
Not true: Find out why.


Myth: Increasing the minimum wage will cause people to lose their jobs.
Not true: Find out why.


Myth: Restaurant servers don't need to be paid the minimum wage since they receive tips.
Not true: Find out why.


Myth:Younger workers don't have to be paid the minimum wage.
Not true: Find out why.


Myth: Small business owners can't afford to pay their workers more, and therefore don't support an increase in the minimum wage.
Not true: Find out why.


Myth: Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour in 2015, as called for by President Obama, would directly benefit 15 million American workers.
True: Find out why.


Myth: The minimum wage stays the same if Congress doesn't change it.
Not true: Find out why.


Myth: Raising the minimum wage will only benefit teens.
False: Find out why.


Myth: Raising the federal minimum wage won't benefit workers in states where the hourly minimum rate is already higher than the federal minimum.
False: Find out why.