In a largely symbolic victory for the left, the House of Representatives voted to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 per hour, although the bill is almost guaranteed to die in the Republican-controlled Senate. What do you think?

“Good. Minimum-wage workers have labored too hard and too long not to get a symbolic, imaginary raise.”

Isabelle Rodriquez • Orrery Constructor

“Thank God this is just symbolic, I don’t even know what I’d do with a whole $28,000 a year.”

Doug Reader • Temp

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“This will just exacerbate income inequality because now the wealthy will get a minimum wage increase, too.”

Martin O’Connell • Data Collector