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Argumentative Essay On Raising Minimum Wage

We Need to Raise Minimum Wage Essay

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A bill increasing the current minimum wage is greatly needed, and our government officials should demand a raise due to the increase in the cost of living, as it’s no longer realistic. We need higher paying wages for all, middle and lower class income levels. Without some sort of help and support from our government the economy will only get worse. Students will not be able to afford the cost of school and living. Single family households will not be able to support their selves. Some argue that if an increase in minimum wage is passed businesses will raise the prices of goods and services to help compensate the cost of pay raises. The cost in goods and services is already on an increase due to the high host of gas/oil, yet we are…show more content…

A bill increasing the current minimum wage is greatly needed, and our government officials should demand a raise due to the increase in the cost of living, as it’s no longer realistic. We need higher paying wages for all, middle and lower class income levels. Without some sort of help and support from our government the economy will only get worse. Students will not be able to afford the cost of school and living. Single family households will not be able to support their selves. Some argue that if an increase in minimum wage is passed businesses will raise the prices of goods and services to help compensate the cost of pay raises. The cost in goods and services is already on an increase due to the high host of gas/oil, yet we are still making the same amount of money. People are having to cut spending in other areas so that they can pay bills, and feed their families, which in turn is hurting the economy because people do not have the extra money to buy extra things like, going out to the movies, or going out to eat at Chili’s. People are opting to stay home, watch cable and cook from home. If minimum wage is increased the economy will improve, people will have more money to spend, and the morale among low income workers will improve. More people will seek jobs, which will help the unemployment percent decrease. People also argue that the minimum wage jobs are for teenagers, so that they can earn money to help cover the cost of school, and If minimum wage is

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Another reason the minimum wage [should/should not] be legally enforced is [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against the legal enforcement of the minimum wage.]

 

 

Another reason the minimum wage [should/should not] be legally enforced is [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against the legal enforcement of the minimum wage.]

 

 

 

  • Having a legally required minimum wage assures that the poorest and most vulnerable class of workers can meet their basic needs.
  • The minimum wage encourages more spending by the poorest class and stimulates economic growth.
  • A standard minimum wage is a human right.
  • A minimum wage improves both the quality and efficiency of labor.
  • Implementing a minimum wage can decrease government spending on supportive programs for low-income households. 

 

 

  • Businesses should be able to set their wages independently of government controls.
  • A minimum wage can cause a surplus in labor and create more unemployment.
  • The minimum wage is unfair to small or start-up companies and encourages the growth of already-big companies.
  • A minimum wage can prevent individuals from pursuing higher education and therefore can decrease the quality of an economy's human capital. 

 

 

 

Wikinvest.com Reference Page on the Minimum Wage Principle

 

United States Department of Labor Information on the Minimum Wage

 

U.C. Davis Center for Poverty Research: History of the Minimum Wage