Raising The Minimum Wage There has always been controversy about raising or lowering the minimum wage. The minimum wage should be raised. Raising the minimum wage has the benefits of raising family incomes, may get the economy back on track and allows families to pay their debts; however lowering the minimum wage has a downside, because families don't have enough money, it has not kept pace with cost of living and families earning minimum wage still need government assistance to survive. The first benefit of raising the minimum wage is that it will raise family incomes. Raising the minimum wage will really help many families financially (Averback 1).
For instance, the employees that work on minimum wage in California have to work 130 hours a week to afford two bedrooms, this is the reason that the government supports the low income families. Raising it would help these people afford to support their families on their own. Also the minimum wage is not keeping up with inflation making it harder and harder for people to afford things, which is affecting the economy even more because people are not buying, or they will buy cheap things that are made somewhere else, which stimulates a different country's economy. Raising the minimum wage would effect and help the economy to grow, If the minimum wage is raised, businesses will be at the pinnacle of their game. The minimum wage employers will have money to spend , and in turn, the... ... middle of paper ... ...l salon is nearly two times the average for all workers.
There have been various conflicts for many years now in the United States economically. Wanting to raise the minimum wage to people who work in the fast-food industry that earn minimum wage is the biggest conflict. Majority of fast-food jobs pay minimum wage and are known to be for teen-aged workers not for an older person to make a living from. Although many people think raising the minimum wage would be a beneficial idea for the government so it can help the economy out. Minimum wage was never meant to be a feasible income; if minimum wage gets increased it would not benefit the poverty crisis in the United States.
Since the Federal minimum wage is already a high rate, it would be pointless to make it even higher when our country is already in debt. It is true that people with minimum wage jobs will have more money to spend on more things. It will help low income family’s pay some bills and not have to have a stressful job. However, $10.10 an hour is still not enough money to support a family or afford house or car payments as well as electric and water bills. “A 1997 National bureau of economic research study estimated that the federal minimum wage hike of 1996-1997 actually increased the number of poor families by 4.5%”(Henderson 54).
The same scenario would reoccur just as it did when the minimum wage was raised before: jobs would be lost. Prices would rise greatly, citizens would lose jobs, and more people will become reliant upon the government if the minimum wage is increased. None of these things are good for an economy, especially one that is already struggling. The consequences of raising the minimum wage rate are very severe.
As said on the book, How Can The Poor Be Helped (pg. 52) by Thomas Gale, it quote, “..at best living wage laws bring about modest benefits at a higher cost to businesses and taxpayers..”so in other words the better the wage the better it helps workers in there needs. Today minimum wage is a very economic problem to this world wide as some people would rather pay a bit extra more because of the way or how much the people may work at the employment, though some want to be equally fair others think otherwise. It actually determined to the economy as a whole so we are talking lots of money to one single person to all working stations. The wage of the federal money is actually $9.80 per hour so no more high limits so said in the webset; http://www.epi.org (Pg.3).
The hard workers of the great state of California deserve a livable wage, but they won’t be receiving their living wage until 2016. Governor brown signed into law bill AB10 which will raise the minimum wage in California to $9.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2014, and then to $10.00 per hour beginning January 1,2016. The minimum-wage was adopted in California as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 during the Great Depression. Ever since then the minimum-wage has slowly been growing. According to The California department of industrial relations the California minimum wage has been steadily increasing since 1918.
When this happens, it will create another housing bubble because the houses are not worth buying, which means the market value of the house exceeds the house’s value; therefore, nobody will buy the house including the riches since they already have houses to live. Moreover, poor people do not believe they can get access to wealth because they cannot afford anything, and they cannot afford the tuition fees for a good education, which is the traditional route to success.
We are often told that increasing the minimum wage will destroy jobs by making workers more expensive to hire. However there is quantitative data showing that increasing minimum wage will have a positive effect in the employment rate. Wessmann quotes The Economic Policy Institute releasing a report estimating “that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 today, would add an additional 85,000 jobs to the economy” (Would Increasing the Minimum Wage Create Jobs? n.page). There are a couple explanations making a connection between increasing the minimum wage will create job opportunities in the united states.
Although America is a beautiful and wonderful place to live, to survive, minimum wage will need to be raised. Many others feel that if minimum wage is raised then it would greatly cause jobs to hire less people. This is because they are under the impression that the labor laws will come into effect, and business will began to cut employees and their hours. Three reasons why minimum wage should be raised are because the cost of living is too high, raising minimum wage would motivate middle class people to want to get a job, and by