Ten Reasons To Raise The Minimum Wage

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Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage According to John Schmitt while the productivity of the average American worker increased about 85 percent and the inflation-adjusted wage for the median worker rose only 6 percent the minimum wage fell 21 percent between 1979 and 2012. His article titled Minimum Wage: Catching up to Productivity was seen in Democracy a Journal of Ideas NO.29 in Summer of 2013. John Schmitt points out that even though the country got richer, middle class saw little gain and bottom workers actually fell behind. Cap. Action with Cap. Action War Room /Think Progress states that minimum wage has been pushed back many times and provides many reasons the minimum wage should be raised. Raising the minimum wage is a topic that has always…show more content…
Action War Room/Think Progress, April 4, 2014 gives ten reason for raising the minimum wage such as, it will put money into hard- working Americans, reduce income inequality, get people off of food stamps, save the government, would not cause prices to go up, improve people’s economic security, businesses would also gain, children would be secure, will left people out of poverty, would not hurt job creation, and would help people support themselves instead of relying on the government and hand-outs. In a State of the Union Address January 20, 2016 President Barack Obama express to congress the importance of raising the minimum wage for all hard-working Americans when his said to Congress and I quote “Of, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages…and to everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it. If not, vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise.” and since 2013 18 states have already passed laws to increase the minimum wage, helping millions of
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