Should Minimum Wage Be Increased?

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With the increase in living costs, people are demanding that they receive a higher minimum pay to cover these expenses. In his article “Millennial Thoughts: Minimum wage and my take,” Will Perkins offers his opinion on minimum wage. There are many sides to the debate of whether to increase or not to increase minimum wage. Perkins, in his article “Millennial Thoughts: Minimum wage and my take,” discusses the controversial issue of raising minimum wage. He emphasizes that people who work full-time should “earn a livable wage.” In addition, he feels that it should not matter where you work, as long as you are providing people with a productive service, your hourly pay should be increased to where you can live reasonably. Furthermore, Perkins makes the claim that if minimum wage was increased, people who abuse the welfare system would possibly be motivated to get a job. Perkins hope is that people will recognize that they should support people earning more if it is a service they benefit from.…show more content…
While it is reasonable to only increase minimum wage for those who work full-time, most that work full-time are already getting paid above $7.25 an hour. At the same time, the cost of living is likely to increase for all. Furthermore, I have personally seen that many who work minimum wage jobs made the conscious decision to drop out of school or take the easier route and earn a GED. Although I disagree with much of what Perkins states, I agree with Perkins claim that raising minimum wage might motivate people to stop abusing the welfare

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