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 America makes the minimum wage $9.00, people will no longer be in poverty and it will make the economy balance out. If America raises the minimum wage to $9.00, it will help people in need or in poverty, but it also won’t hurt people in the workforce. If you increase the minimum wage to $15.00 it will make unemployment rates go high up. Which in the process, makes the homelessness rates go up in the country and in your community. If you keep the minimum wage at $7.25 people will stay in poverty and homeless or on the verge of homelessness.
Think about it, you can’t expect to get paid $15 an hour right when you start a job. You have to earn a promotion to get $15 an hour, maybe even a few. Now the argument is that minimum wage is to low, when you’re missing the keyword, minimum. Of course companies are not going to want to raise the minimum, companies have minimum wage jobs so they can hire mass amounts of people, and get a ton of people doing the same or different jobs. If we raise the minimum wage, not only are jobs going to be lost.
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The minimum wage should be raised because the economy is healthy, some employers are already raising it for their workers, and many families cannot live on minimum wage. The minimum wage needs to be raised and now would be the best time to do it, due to the economy being healthy. But as some congress view it, the main concern is not on the raising of minimum wage, it is on health care and tax reforms. As of now three out of four Americans agree with raising the minimum wage. Statistics show the United States economy is expected to incline steadily over the next few years.
I live and work in Ohio the minimum wage is under eight dollars and many of those jobs and companies do not offer a forty hour a week schedule. Not to sure even if you work forty hours a week how much better you will become. I do believe that a higher minimum wage will help to a point. A increase in the minimum wage could help in many other ways, people could afford to spend more to help out their community. Plus depending on the person they could go back to school and try to get even more increase in their wages and incomes.
Raising the minimum wage has been one of the biggest debates during the 21st century. One side of the spectrum argues that raising it will make it so they have a living wage, while the other argues that raising it will hurt the economy. Whichever the case is, people are clearly divided on this issue. Before Oregon passed the 15 dollar minimum wage law, people wrote arguments to try to either prevent or pass this law. The article, “How a $15 minimum wage would affect a real business: Guest opinion” by Lee Spector argues that raising the minimum wage would hurt small businesses like the one he earns.
Minimum wage should not be raised because it is not an income that someone sold live off of. Minimum wage in the country is currently $7.25 but some states have changed it in a way that is way too much. For example Washington state currently has the highest minimum wage at $9.32 that’s a $2.07 increase to the current amount minimum wage. Seattle is currently considering to raise their minimum wage to $15 it’s understandable that the city is very large and things cost more money but if they raise minimum wage to $15 that will only bring inflation causing things to cost only more money than it already does. If there is one thing that should not be done to the country it is to cause inflation.
What new, Significant question do these texts raise for me? Is it too late to depend on the government to fix this problem? If minimum wage is increased will it put many lower-level wage employees out of a job (Saltsman 40)? Is it true that there is “little connection between a higher minimum wage and reductions in poverty” (Saltsman 40)? What are the real numbers regarding households in poverty in the United States and what is the best way to help those people and families out of poverty so they can stay out?