Four Reasons Not To Raise The Minimum Wage

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When people think about raising the minimum wage most of them are excited because their check would have more cash, but, they don’t think about the bad effects that it will cause other employes. Minimum wage is the lowest daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. In California raising the minimum wage has become a big argument between those who think raising would have more cons and those who think they have more pros. Despite the fact that people think raising up the minimum wage will help many people get out of poverty. I do not support raising the minimum wage, and the reason is as followed. When the minimum wage is raised, workers are priced out of the market and many of them lose their jobs. The U.S should not raise the minimum wage because there would be a major loss in jobs which would be very hard for the unemployed to maintain their …show more content…

As stated in “Four Reasons Not to Raise the Minimum Wage” Mark Wilson noted "review of more than 20 minimum wage studies looking at price effects found that a 10 percent increase in the U.S. minimum wage raises food prices by up to 4 percent. One recent academic study found that both state and federal minimum wage increases between 2003 and 2007 had no effect on state poverty rates." This supports my argument because it tells us how the food prices would also increase with the minimum wage. People should not believe that raising it would help us get out of poverty because everything would be the same as before. As a matter of fact the gas will also increase which means people would have a hard time paying for it. People with government care would also no longer qualify because of their profit. Increasing the minimum wage would not have any good effects but instead have more negative because all the sales will increase as

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