The truth about the minimum wage

By Sarah Westwood, The Washington Times

The new year brought raises for millions of Americans working for minimum wage, which is set at $7.25 nationally. From the Pacific Northwest, where Washington state hiked its minimum wage to $9.32 per hour, to the Southeast, where Florida bumped its to $7.93, thirteen state legislatures rebuffed the federal standard in favor of one that nips more closely on the heels of inflation.

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