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
When the minimum wage isn’t raised to compensate for inflation then people become stuck and are unable to move up in society because they have to pay more in order to live. If it costs more to live then minimum wage jobs become useless to move up in society because people are unable save money. Thus, minimum wage jobs will not help people move up in society and will continue to increase they wealth inequality between the rich and the
Also, it will increase drug use. Another reason is that if there is an increase in minimum wage it would encourage workers with less skill to stay at the same level of experience that they have because nothing is pushing them to get a better job or to earn promotions. If the minimum wage were to be raised, people who are in poverty and that is on welfare has almost all the support they need to get a degree and try for a better job. People that are on
Reasons Not to Raise the Minimum Wage Raise the Minimum Wage Would result in job losses. It hurt low skilled workers be harder to find a job. Minimum wage increases dose not reduce poverty. Result In higher Prices For consumers, the costs of minimum wage increases must be paid by someone.
According to Jonathon M. Trugman in Raising Minimum Wage Would Cost a Million People Their Jobs even a small increase in the minimum wage would cost over 500,000 jobs. He states “The minimum wage is by design an entry-level wage; it is not supposed to be permanent.” Mike Patton in The Facts on Increasing the Minimum Wage takes this point a step further and says
Small Businesses could go out of business if we raised the minimum wage to a higher price. This is a widely debated subject of money, income, and the effect raising the minimum wage can have on businesses and the economy. Currently, the federal minimum wage is seven dollars and twenty-five cents and have been established that way since 2009. It has been said minimum wage should be increased to accommodate living expenses and travel time to places of work. The problem with raising minimum wage , that many people do not realize, is how it affects big and small businesses.
The minimum wage is especially difficult on small businesses, and there is no evidence that it reduces poverty. (Federal Minimum Wage 1) Finally, if we raise minimum raise it will make the economy better because people will have more money to spend. When people have more money they will buy more products for business. When people buy more things other companies will make more money and that helps them.
5). Raising the minimum wage may also help cut back government assistance, such as SNAP or cash assistance, which is ultimately beneficial to our economy. Besides helping the economy, we, as American citizens, need to help our fellow Americans.
The topic of our debate is “The federal should raise minimum wage”. I am going to define the following terms: minimum wage- lowest legal wage that can be paid to most workers ($7.25). I the affirmative team believe the statements are true, our following contention will uphold my point: • Living Standard • Economy Contention 1: Living Standard Raising minimum wage will help many people that are in “living wage”. Living wage enables workers that can’t support their life and their families with a low amount of payment they get. Nearly 8 million Americans go to work every day yet still live the poverty line.
It could cause people to lose their jobs, have their hours get cut, or they could start getting hired less in the future (Smith). Raising the minimum wage could also increase the unemployment rate which is already 6.7% which translates to about 11 million people looking for a job. Lastly, raising the minimum wage could have a huge, negative impact on the still-fragile economy (Smith). People oppose the idea of keeping the minimum wage the same because they say they can barely live off of it because they have families, but others don 't have large families to support. Some people work their tails off for the $7.25 they make an hour, but others slack and still have those jobs, so raising the minimum wage would reward the hard workers and the slackers.
At first glance, raising the current minimum wage seems like an outstanding idea and one may think, “Hey, it’s not hurting anyone.” In reality these good intentions will result in many unintended consequences such as causing businesses to hire fewer workers, it has no effect on reducing poverty and will decrease employment. A common misconception referring to minimum wage in the United States is that the current minimum wage is not enough to make a living and support a family. The majority of minimum wage workers are between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.
Many citizens of California would naturally think about prices of products when they hear that the minimum wage will increase. An online article, by PewResearchCenter, says that “..Since it was last raised in 2009, to the current $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum has lost about 8.1% of its purchasing power to inflation”. Even though this was news a few years back, it still shows the effects of having a raise in minimum wage. It shows that 8.1% being purchased have been increased into products. There will be no point in raising the minimum wage if the price of products goes up.
Minimum Wage Raising minimum wage would affect the world all around but not so much as the people wanting it would like. It would mess up all of the economy; to prices going up, insurances, employment rate, and how many people per job site. Minimum wage has been a thing since 1938. It all started with the Great Depression in 1938. It started at twenty-two cents an hour.
Many argue companies wouldn’t be able to keep the same amount if workers, and half a million jobs would be lost (Minimum wage). This is not true, the extra money in customers hands would raise the economy enough to cancel out the extra costs, and actually create more jobs. Jobs might initially be lost, but in the long run, they will recover with a vengeance. In the end, when people say raising the minimum wage would lose jobs, it is a temporary loss that will recover within a year or
The article Raising the Minimum Wage is Common Sense: Column is written in USA TODAY by Jack Quinn, Mike Castle, Steve LaTourette and Connie Morrell supports the idea to raise the minimum wage. The main reason is that the current minimum wage is inconsistent, because as the years go by, our basic necessities are increasing in price, our labor requirement is intensely demanding, the number of people supported by government programs is high, and our wages stay the same. By not keeping up with inflation, we not only hurt our economy and along the process, we are allowing a large number of our population to live the below poverty line.
For those who argue against raising the minimum wage, their main argument is based around the fact that it will cause unemployment, or decrease employment. Businesses will have to start cutting the hours of employees in order to stay profitable. They will also need to raise their product prices to continue profitability. One major advocate