Living paycheck to paycheck doesn 't allow families to go out and buy other things that they want, they are only able to buy the necessities and sometimes aren 't available to do that. Families who are living on minimum wage may spend more time working trying to provide for their family than spending time for their family. By raising the minimum wage you would help millions of people who are currently earning $7.25, it would get many families out of poverty to help them live better lives and to better provide for their families. So in conclusion I believe that the minimum wage should be raised. The minimum wage should be raised due to having a healthy economy, according to statistics the economy should grow.
Many of the minimum wage workers who had been functioning in poverty would still be functioning in poverty because the cost of living would be elevated too. In the past when the national minimum wage was raised there was virtually no effect to people living in poverty. Some people might say that the talk about higher minimum wage is sparking hope in the workers. If a worker has a chance to earn more wages then they will work better so that they do get that raise; however, more people will lose their jobs because not as many people will get to work if others are making higher wages. Those on the opposing side of this issue may say that there will be more buying and selling if the national minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour.
The Fight on Minimum Wage Minimum wage. The lowest amount of money regulated by the government in which businesses must pay their employees. Minimum wage is slowly on the rise, with dramatic proposals in the last few months. However the raise in minimum wage could cause great harm to the United States economy. The minimum wage should not be raised because it would increase the price for the consumer, it could harm the small businesses of America, and it could cause millions of minimum wage workers to be laid off.
Since the Great Depression, there has been a minimum wage in America, but this minimum wage has changed 22 times since the Great Deprnbession. Many people say minimum wage should stay at $7.25 like it has been since 2009. Meanwhile, other people believe that minimum wage should be $15.00 so they can have more money to live comfortably. People think that a higher minimum wage will help, but it will hurt more people than it will help. If America makes the minimum wage $9.00, people will no longer be in poverty and it will make the economy balance out.
Well I see where you’re coming from but, maybe the pay in their country isn’t as well as it is in ours. It’s expensive to raise a family low pay is even harder. They shouldn’t be making fifty dollars a hour, but $7.50 is a little low to raise a family on. Somebody has to pay the bills, buy groceries, pay for gas, buy clothes, and all the countless other expenses that a family requires. When they get into the United States and get a job, they work harder, they will work overtime for more hours of work and more pay on their paycheck.
They are now forced to go to a shelter where they will live their life in poverty because minimum wage is only $7.25. Many people in The United States fight poverty every day. Even though Minimum wage is a good starting pay, it is not enough to sustain an average lifestyle for a family of 3. Therefor minimum wage needs to be raised. If minimum wage is raised, poverty levels would majorly decrease in the United States.
This allows school districts with little or no money for building expansions to handle a growing student population and save millions of dollars in construction costs.” (Nair 2). Saving so much money could help schools afford better teaching equipment, which would most likely improve student grades. Next, a drawback is that it could be hard on families if the children have different school schedules. The change could make it difficult to plan a family vacation, go to summer camps,
It is a wonderful attribute to be altruistic and to want to spend your life helping others. However, living in the economic conditions in this country, too few of us have the financial means to be able to do so. Most people are not trust-fund babies. By today’s standards most of us may not even be middleclass any more. As Mr. Bienen, pointed out, attending college correlates to earning more in one’s lifetime.
Not to long after, “FDR created the first large-scale national welfare system in response to the Great Depression (1929–39), when the percentage of the labor force that was unemployed reached as high as 25 percent” (“Welfare Policy”). Poor people apply to welfare programs, which aid them if they do not have a job or enough income to support their families which reduces poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and hunger. “Yet, welfare programs have caused laziness among people because there is still a generous government safety net in place for the unemployed, including federal programs that extend jobless benefits for up to 99 weeks. And now, there is growing anecdotal evidence that people who might be able to get jobs are choosing to live on the dole rather than work” (Newman). With so many people living on welfare programs, jobs are not receiving workers, there are more homeless people, and a ridiculous amount of federal money in place to support these programs.
Americans below the poverty line are demanding for increased pay in their minimum wage jobs. Although with the increase to fifteen dollars an hour, many Americans would be left jobless pushing them farther under the poverty line increasing the wage by over half would harm the country’s economy more than improve it. Minimum wage workers want higher wages for the work they provide, but inflation, unemployment, and businesses closing will only cause more issues for Americans. The disadvantage to raising the pay for minimum wage workers is inflation. As the workers earn more money, the product they provide increases in worth.