Arguments Against Increasing Minimum Wage

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The arguments against not increasing the minimum wage are rather straightforward. The main argument is individuals currently earning minimum wage are not receiving a living wage, therefore something must happen to help Americans currently living in poverty. Whether the changes made are for an increase in minimum wage or through alternatives such as an increase in EITC guidelines, it is a blatant issue needing resolve. The “Federal Minimum Wage: Is the Federal Minimum Wage Good for the Economy” article states that workers making the federal minimum wage are only earning about $15,000 per year on a 40-hour workweek. There are very few people who can earn such a small amount of money and can live comfortably.

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