Persuasive Essay On Raising Minimum Wage

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Imagine a world where you are working overtime, seven days a week, yet your kids are starving. You can’t get the education you need because you don’t have the time and money to afford it, and you can’t change jobs because this is the only one you can get. Unfortunately, this is the reality for millions of Americans living today. The federal minimum wage is too low to help families, and actually mathematically speaking, too low to survive on. The quality of life for minimum wage families is terribly low, and that is unacceptable. As humans, we should be looking after others and helping the poverty come out of their continuous cycle. Raising the minimum wage would not only help families be able to afford a better quality of life, but help them to afford healthy food, get an adequate education, and invest in the necessary health care they need. Many people against raising the minimum wage create arguments such as, “it will cause inflation”, or, “ it will result in job loss.” Not only are these arguments terribly untrue, they also cause a sense of panic towards the majority working-class. Since 1938, the federal minimum wage has been increased 22 times. For more than 75 years, real GDP per capita has consistently increased, even when the wage has been …show more content…

Many people who are against the raising are being paid a good amount of money and have no idea how life is being born in a poor family and then bearing another child into poverty. This is stressful for them already and the least we can do for these people is to raise the wage so they can live an easier life. The myths have been debunked involving the rise, and now we can get to

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that raising the minimum wage would help families afford healthy food, education, and health care.
  • Argues that raising the minimum wage will not cause inflation or job loss, since it will put more money into hard-working americans' wallets, which in turn, circulate it into the economy.
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