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Most Americans Supportive of Minimum Wage Increase & Estate Tax Proposal

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Proposed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour and increase exemptions on the estate tax was blocked in the Senate on Thursday night, August 3. The action taken prevented the bill from being brought to the Senate floor for a vote.

Most Americans (56%) support a proposal to raise the minimum wage and raise exemptions on the estate tax. Just 27% are opposed. Legislation to accomplish those goals was passed by the House of Representatives and a vote is expected in the Senate on Friday.


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