01 Mar. 2016. The American Action Forum believes that raising the minimum wage can do more harm than good and hurt the people it’s supposed to help. Job loss in the millions would happen if the wage was raised from $7.25 to $15. People in poverty before the increase would have trouble finding jobs because companies would have to have less positions to counter the wage raise.
Each year thousands of workers complain that they are not getting paid enough. They want to be able to afford things other than the basic necessities. What they do not know is that if the minimum wage were to be raised, they would be a lot more likely to make even less money- 0$ an hour. The minimum wage has been debated for years. Some say that raising the minimum wage will lift people out of poverty and provide a higher standard of living for everyone.
According to a professor named Robert B. Rich “$10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum wage.” Robert is saying that the minimum wage should be increased because for most people in a family that earns all of the money to support their family will need to get out of poverty. Therefore raising the minimum wage would be benefit.
Many people against raising the minimum wage argue it would raise the unemployment rate. 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
If I was in the situation that many people are in today where I could not pay bills I would be devastated. I would need to almost work around the clock just to try and support myself without any assistance from the government. Even then I still would not be able to fill a grocery basket with essentials at the end of the week. I hope people can start to see the positive effects of the minimum wage increase and not just the negatives. Yes prices may increase but they will not increase enough to have a negative effect on our economy.
This income would be okay for the average high school or college student, but not for a parent who maybe didn 't finish high school and has a family to take care of. This forces a minimum wage worker to rely on the government for things like food stamps, cash aid, housing assistance, and health care. “Increasing the minimum wage can be part of a comprehensive poverty-reduction package in developing countries but should not be the only, or even the main, tool to reduce poverty”. Minimum wage workers spend more of their income on things like housing and never get to a point to be financially comfortable causing more people to go into poverty. Studies show there
Business owners with lots of minimum-wage employees would undeniably see their costs skyrocket. Maybe they 'll compensate by raising the prices at the fast-food restaurant they own, which would hurt many poor and middle-class families who would ultimately pay higher prices at these restaurants. There is no free lunch — the money to pay for a big wage
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.
With this, unemployment started to go down. The money given to the American people through these jobs would allow them to buy more consumer goods, thus the companies making more money and paying their workers more. This deficit spending by FDR worked up until he decided to balance the budget. If FDR had decided to continue the deficit spending, America could have exited the Great Depression
People shouldn't have to spend more money out of their pockets for childcare. I feel like it takes away from the home and doesn’t serves as a good purpose. The government should pay the employers and employees for the services they are giving out to people. “Enrolling in an educational daycare will also prepare young minds for school so that they have a better idea of what is expected of them and how they should be behaving around others. Without government funding many families simply cannot afford to have their children properly watched while they are at work.”Two hundred plus dollars a week out of someone's pockets are very steep and costly.
There will be no point in raising the minimum wage if the price of products goes up. It will just be canceling out the changes. Another online article by Los Angeles Daily News, states that “To survive, more profitable businesses will have to reduce workers’ hours to a bare minimum, automate as many positions as possible and raise prices as high as the market will bear”. The only way for business people to live in these conditions is to raise their prices, but that will also mean that they will not make as many sales. Not as much sales, means that they won’t make as much
But yeah it is nice to have extra money by raising minimum wage but it is going to be the same thing overall, if not worse the bills are going to go up with it. Raising minimum wage could reduce the benefits you get such as insurance, vacation, and your future. Raising it as well means what about all the people that already have their worked their way to what the minimum wage wants to be set at. Do they expect them to stay at that same wage or go up as much as minimum wage raised. It is hard to raise the minimum wage therefore it shouldn 't.
This is a very big issue. By raising the national minimum wage, the United States may, after some time, decrease the percentage of people who are considered to be living in poverty. One political cartoon depicts the minimum wage being dictated by large businesses as opposed to having the minimum wage be
I do not believe that it will be beneficial for the United States to pass a minimum wage policy that puts it over the poverty line. Basically, this will dive the prices of products up so companies can manage profits. Additionally, the demand for products will additionally drop because of the rise in prices. Since the demand for products will be dropping, this will lead to less money in the business owner’s packet, which can lead to job losses. Even though the minimum wage workers will have more money on pay day, the rise of goods will cause inflation, and they will still not be able to afford anything.