Raising Minimum Wage

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The Negative Outcomes of Raising Minimum Wage
Raising the minimum wage would drastically change America in a negative way. Not only will increasing the minimum wage make it pricier for businesses to hire young, inexperienced workers, but it is also not stated in the constitution to allow such a thing for the government to handle. Boosting the minimum wage will not alleviate poverty, and there are plenty of alternatives to decrease the poverty rate. Also, by leaving the amount the minimum wage should be to the government and no the people. America is losing its freedom and changing its economic system. By increasing minimum wage, America would be hurting its people, not helping them. Therefore, raising the minimum wage is not a smart move for America. Increasing the minimum wage would hurt the jobs of America profoundly. First of all, if one looks at it logically, increasing minimum wage increases the amount that an employer pays his employee. This makes it more expensive for businesses to hire those who work for minimum wage. The majority of people who work for this pay are teenagers, or secondary earners. Thus, if America were to increase the minimum wage, the secondary earners would lose their jobs and the unemployment rates would sky rocket. While some economists say that the impact will be hardly noticeable and easily managed, many people will lose their jobs and have a more difficult time trying to find someone willing to hire them. Second, workers would not feel the
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