Should Minimum Wage Be Abolished

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Did you know that the first federal minimum wage started at $0.25 per hour? The first minimum wage was introduced into the United States by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938. Since then the Congress has increased it 22 times. Since then the Congress has increased it 22 times. Recently in 2009, the federal minimum wage went from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour. In 29 states including the District of Columbia the minimum wages are higher than the federal minimum wage. For example the minimum wage in Chicago, Illinois was $10 in July, 1st of 2017. People around the world have done strikes demanding higher wages. This action can help make a healthier population, and save lives. Also it can reduce high schools dropout, and crime rates.
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For example, some people steal things due to them not being able to afford them, increasing the minimum wage will cause them to make more money, and won 't be in need of stealing, or committing other crimes. A 2013 study found that living wage ordinances "lead to modest reductions in expected robbery, burglary, larceny, and MVT [motor vehicle theft] rates." There 's occasions when people murder in order to obtain something from them, and some people commit robberies because they need that money the increase of the minimum wage can change that. Researchers found that there is a ¨10 percent increase in the real minimum wage results in a 6.3 to 6.9 percent decrease in murders and 3.4 to 3.4 percent decrease in robberies.¨ According to a study made in 2016 by the Executive Office of the President 's Council of Economic Advisors said ¨reduce crime by providing viable and sustainable employment… raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 would result in a 3 to 5 percent crime decrease (250,000 to 540,000 crimes)¨. The point here is that the higher minimum wages are the more it will decrease the rate of crimes being made. Do you think that their is going to be a point when the minimum wages are so high that there are no crimes

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