Should Minimum Wage Be Increased?

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People in america are arguing should minimum wage be increased or not i think minimum wage should not increase why should a no skill worker make 15.00 0r a teenager if people feel like they should be paid more they should take it up with the state because they set how high or low they want it as long as it more than 8.15 less than 50% of people receiving minimum wage are full time workers this is because many minimum wage workers are teenagers or part time college students the most current research shows that a higher minimum wage does increase. Unemployment the more important economic reality is that a higher minimum wage increases the cost of low skilled labor higher minimum wage it only reaches half of those it is intended to help and not in a positive way a real life example of the negative effects of raising the cost of labor can be seen at the local grocery store more and more grocery stores are discovering that self checkout machines are less expensive than hiring a cashier increasing incentivizes businesses to invest in technology instead of people 's capacities to absorb a minimum wage of say $11.00 per hour and a single minimum wage has to balance the needs of states at both ends of the spectrum a high cost high wage jurisdiction and mississippi a low cost low wage one in massachusetts a high cost high wage jurisdiction and mississippi capacities to absorb a minimum wage of say $11.00 per hour and a single minimum wage has to balance the needs of states at both ends of the spectrum a high cost high wage jurisdiction and mississippi a low cost low wage one in massachusetts a high cost high wage jurisdiction and mississippi capacities to absorb a minimum wage of say $11.00 per hour and a single minimum wage has to balance... ... middle of paper ... ...ust 21 2013)a minimum wage is an hourly wage rate that is set by law the minimum wage in the united states is set at 7.25 per hour this differs by state some have established higher minimum wage such as 9.47 and evens Oregon 's minimum wage at 9.25 per hour supporters of minimum wage laws argue that they are even more important because reforms in america 's social welfare programs have required welfare recipients to find jobs about 75.3 million people ages sixteen and over worked for hourly wages in 2012 these workers comprise 59 percent of the us workforce 3 percent of all hourly workers(Gale Minimum Wage Nov.19 2015)like states can pick their minimum wage rate and can wet it how they want it just got to be higher or equal to 8.15 most people want a modest increase but that modest increase will still affect people and lower jobs even a modest change will affect the

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