As minimum wage debate continues, one family shares struggle

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A task force, put together by Mayor Emanuel, recommended today that city’s minimum wage should be raised to $13 an hour by 2018.

It also recommended the city council hold off its vote on the matter until state lawmakers tackle this issue after the November election.

And while there are studies done on both sides of the minimum wage battle, how businesses will go out of business, or how they'll thrive because more people will have money in their pockets to buy things, one family's shared their struggle on minimum wage with WGN’s Marcella Raymond.

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  • jason

    It’s called living within your means!! If you can’t afford, don’t get it. That especially includes having a baby!! All too often are babies born to single parents or families that can’t provide for them!!

  • James

    Maybe try a condom and you wouldnt have 7 children that i have to pay for . Get an education and you will make a decent living . If you cant feed yourself dont procreate when you cant take care it.

  • Geo

    Exactly as the other two responded….if you can’t live within the means you currently have, with the children you have, then don’t have more and become a burden not only to society, but to your family. Why not use the brain the Good Lord above gave? It’s expected that if a minimum wage increase happens, that this will alleviate the problem? Don’t think so. Society today needs to slow down and stop and think before they do. Remember, there are consequences for your actions.