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.
By raising minimum wage, the value of these training opportunities and incentive to earn more money goes out the door. Truth be told, it’s just life, and life isn’t always fair. By raising the minimum wage, it opens up the opportunity for less qualified employees to earn the same amount of money as the higher skilled workers. If an employer believes an employee is highly qualified, they will start their pay higher than the current minimum wage. Some may beg to differ and say that if the company is small or big should be taken into considerations and that is actually Another reason the government should not raise minimum wage, because the size of companies varies.
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.
If someone wants to make more money they should alter careers to a more difficult job that will pay more money. The concept that the National minimum wage needs to be elevated to $15 an hour hasn’t been completely considered because it would cause inflation for the economy; therefore, the lower class would still be functioning in poverty. A minimum wage job is low paying because it requires low skill; therefore the
Throughout this country, there are people struggling to obtain basic needs for everyday life. Although many work forty hours a week, the current minimum wage is not set at a standard where one can live off. Things such as rent, utilities, and food have become impossible to obtain with the current minimum wage. The sacrifices, choices, and ways of life of those living on minimum wage must be altered and redefined to live in our post-industrial society. The minimum wage in the United States is set by the U. S. Labor law that employers must pay workers $7.25 per hours.
Minimum Wage Low-skilled workers are steadily pressing to raise the minimum wage, but this would be a disastrous idea. There are many people giving input on why the pay should be raised and saying they cannot live on such a low wage, but the minimum wage is not for someone 's career, it is for people with low skills to get eased into the workforce like teenagers. They do not realize how detrimental a hike in the minimum wage would be on them in the long haul. The people need to be informed on what they are asking for before they get an even worse outcome than before. The people who make minimum wage very clearly express their theory that higher pay will benefit them and show many valid points on why it should be increased.
With "Buy Nothing Day" these businesses will lose customers that they depend on in order to survive. Without customers, they will not have the money to maintain their businesses. This may cause them to close down and look for more stable employment, and with the growing unemployment rate finding a job may be hard. In fact, many unemployed people end up becoming homeless. Small businesses already struggle and they need to be protecting by not allowing "Buy Nothing Day" to derail their profits.
Economic pressure is one of the top pressures that college students face. Being that America is still in an economical downward spiral, college has gone from being the place where one can reach their their dreams to a place that you will be paying for most of your adult life. There are many people that believe it is a waste of time to go to college because majority of the time you are not going to use your degree and you will still have to pay thousands of dollars over the course of your adult life. Many people believe that it is better to go to a trade school because it is somewhat guarantee that you will have a job working in your field of choice.
People will often complain about the rate of immigrants coming into the United States, claiming about the number of jobs declining and and crime rising. “If those Alabamians on unemployment continue to not apply for jobs in construction and poultry, then [Republican politicians] are going to have to help us continue to find immigrant workers,” This quote suggest about the jobs immigrants are taking as a law passed for immigrants that aren't verified legally to be in the U.S. cannot be hired for work. The rate of jobs increased as immigrants quitted their jobs in order to avoid arrest. When the time came for Americans to get hired at those jobs, nobody wanted the jobs that immigrants were given due to the harsh conditions and lack of
Typically, one does not think about unemployment being a social problem, unless you are someone that is unemployed or has experienced unemployment. Unfortunately, unemployment is becoming a serious social problem today in society. Many people who happen to be unemployed are more than capable of working they just do not have the proper experience or flexibility that a job requires. Many are also unemployed because there are not enough jobs for everyone. The unemployment rate is rising every day and the something needs to be done to stop this.
In the book The Minimum Wage by Opposing Viewpoints they say that the minimum wage does hurt small businesses. In the book it says “A 10 percent increase in state minimum wages is consistently associated with a 1 percent reduction in retail employment and a 1 percent reduction in small business employment” (Viewpoints 72). Every time an increase occurs by 10 percent than in effect to that a 1 percent reduction in retail and small business employment. This shows that the minimum wage increases has a huge impact on the small businesses and also the retails. When the wage in increased then the small businesses can’t afford to employ all these new people.
Compulsory voting has proven to better represent the young, poor, and minorities who tend not to vote. However, it is not cost effective. The labor involved and the cost to pay for the jurisdiction and congressmen to pass it is extremely high. America would lose more money a year on this system and further drive down already struggling sectors such as social security and education by being forced to draw even more of their finds a way. As it stands now the concept is not constitutional, an altar to the first and twenty-fourth amendments would be required at least, and that would still not guarantee it to pass.