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 minimum wage isn’t being raised, inflation has “cut the purchasing power of a minimum-wage worker’s paycheck by twenty percent” (Krugman 6). Inflation is stopping people from moving up in society because it is forcing minimum-wage workers to work multiple jobs in order to make ends meet. People have to live from pay check to pay check in order to pay bills and by enough groceries for the week. For example, Rebecca is working a forty hour work week earning $7.25 an hour. Before taxes she only makes $290.
For all the cuts that have been made to school foods, six percent has not been a big decrease. School lunches don’t provide any nutritional value for the kids. The purpose for a school lunch is to provide kids with a dependable lunch that has good proportional amounts and nutrition value. The obesity rates need to drop higher and faster in the next ten years if they want to make cuts out of our meals and the meals need to be proportioned to size. The government may have cut down on the obesity mass around the world, but some people go home hungry because they only get provided the school lunches.
Argument Response to James Suroviecki’s “The Pay is Too Damn Low” In the New Yorker magazine on August 12, 2013, James Surovwiecki’s article “The Pay is Too Damn Low” was published. He lays out a good argument on the benefits of raising the minimum wage, but fails to address the complicated connection between low-cost goods and services that Americans have come to demand and the low minimum wage. If companies such as Wal-Mart, and McDonalds were to have to pay $15 an hour for their lowest paid employee’s, it stands to reason the added costs would be passed on to consumers. Would Americans revolt at the idea of paying nearly double for a “happy meal”, or a coffee maker? Yes, I believe they would.
The talk of the town has been the fast food strike for minimum wage to raise to $15 dollars an hour. Many are against this because they do not feel like fast food restaurants deserve to be paid $15 dollars an hour to flip a burger and deep fry French fries. Others, believe that they do deserve that much because they cannot live a comfortable life on the minimum wage now. The controversy is whether a fast food job is suppose to be a short term job or a long term career? There are many other professions that went through years of schooling and testing and only make a little over $15 an hour.
It isn’t easy for one, especially a full time employee to hear from corporate decisions that their own benefits and paid breaks are being cut off due to a minimum wage. I think the Human Resources issues regarding this situation involves too many employees, proper compensation and respect for the employees. Tim Hortons always has opportunities for employment whether it’s summer or winter. However, I think they should’ve looked before the minimum wage change
The meaning of “Minimum Wage Rage” shows very common opinions about raising the minimum wage. It shows the customer, who is unhappy that he has to pay that much for a burger, the employees who will be happy that they are now making double their previous wage, and the company and what solutions to come up with do deal with having to pay their employees twice as much. For example, McDonalds response to raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour was to install touch screen computers that customers will order on, then there will be no need for the cashiers. At first it would be a loss for their company because of the initial cost, but it would eventually pay for itself since they can lay off all the cashiers, and would only need people
Essentially, Washington D.C. was one of the cities that established raised wages. In Jason Russell’s article, D.C. Lost Restaurant Jobs After Min. Wage Hike, he describes the repercussions placed on employees once the minimum wage was raised. Russell explains that after Washington D.C.’s minimum wage rose to $10.50 an hour in 2015, increases in restaurant jobs failed to keep up with the quick growth it carried during the economic recovery and further explains how restaurant jobs fell by 1,400 in D.C. (Russell 1). This quotation reflects Warren’s cartoon by representing the symbols of the spike and the man being pierced; recalling that the spike in this picture is portrayed as the harm that will be caused to employees due to the hike in minimum wage, and the man representing minimum wage jobs.
Many people argue it is too much money implied to make this proposal come true and have healthier food at schools. In fact it is, making food from scratch and buying freshly grown crops will probably require more money invested than the “...20 cents per meal” that a school lunch is worth nowadays according to the article No Lunch Left Behind. Children are the future of this country and it is important to keep them healthy, which is why it should not bother us to invest in this area. On the other hand the invested money could solve two problems at a time, in the article Attacking The Obesity Epidemic By First Figuring Out Its Cause it is mentioned that “ California could bring $1.5 billion a year with a 1-cent-per-ounce excise tax on sugar sweetened drinks..” knowing this the money that is earned with these taxes could be given to school in California to make their meals. Also, with these taxes the obesity in general will be reduced, due to the increase in price the consumption of sweetened drinks will be decrease.
At his campus, the basic campus meal plan costs $1575 and provides 10 meals a week for a semester. He decided that he is going to skip the meal plan and buy his own food. However, he had difficulty buying food with $50 a week. He had to work two jobs in order to pay for his food. He states that he spends more time thinking about how he is going to make some money so he can eat.