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Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

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Do you think the U.S should raise the Minimum Wage? I think it shouldn’t be raised. Minimum Wage is the amount that people get paid. Right now the U.S is debating whether or not to raise it. Many people argue that it should be raised but the U.S shouldn’t raise the minimum wage because it isn’t a helpful way of fighting poverty and it will hurt low-skilled workers. The U.S should not raise the minimum wage because raising it isn’t an effective way to fight poverty. According to “The Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Laws” by Mark Wilson, he states “In the previous federal minimum wage increase from $5.15 to $7.25, only 15 percent of the workers who were expected to gain from it lived in poor households.” The quote explains how a previous wage raise of $7 from $5, only helped 15% of workers who were expected to gain from it. Those expected to gain from it lived in poor households, which shows the wage raise didn’t help. Technically raising the wage isn’t a bad thing, but it just isn’t the most effective way to help as you can see. …show more content…

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  • Opines that the u.s should not raise the minimum wage because it isn't a helpful way of fighting poverty and it will hurt low-skilled workers.
  • Opines that raising the minimum wage isn't an effective way to fight poverty. according to mark wilson's "the negative effects of minimum wage laws", only 15% of workers who were expected to gain from it lived in poor households.
  • Explains why the u.s should not raise the minimum wage because raising it would hurt low skilled workers.
  • Argues that raising the minimum wage isn't an effective way of fighting poverty and it will hurt low-skilled workers.

According to “Who Lost Jobs When the Minimum Wage Rose?” by MIchael J. Hicks, PhD, he states “The most consistent finding of researchers into the dis-employment effects of the minimum wage are that teenagers, especially low skilled, male and minority suffer disproportionate job losses as a consequence of an increase in the minimum wage.” The quote explains how there would be job losses for low-skilled workers, especially male and minority, if there was a wage raise. This reason shows that raising the wage isn’t helpful, reason being is because low-skilled workers would lose their

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