A Minimum Rage

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Raising the Minimum Wage
Student Name: Sylvie Makendi
Course/Number: com /170
12/14/15
Faculty Name: Angela Grosse

With $7.25 a person can maybe buy a whopper meal at burger king and a pack or chewing gum at a local convenience store. For a person working minimum wage to buy that whopper and pack of gum, they must work one hour. That is not enough to live a sustainable life. The meager wage brings forth recent discussion about whether or not the federal minimum wage should be increased. This divisive issue is especially prevalent within the bipartisan American political parties, the majority of Republicans do not want the minimum wage to be raised, and the majority of Democrats want the minimum wage to be raised. However, this issue should not be a political one because raising the minimum wage benefits everyone regardless of their political party of affiliation. There are many reasons to raise a minimum wage. In today’s society, it’s expensive to live in America and even getting day by day is tough. Raising the minimum wage will be beneficial for both workers and employers in the United States. It will put more money in people’s pockets. This money is invested back into their communities and small business which will help uplift the downtrodden economy. The growth of the national economy, the decrease in poverty and reduction in government sponsored social programs shows that the federal minimum wage should be raised to more than $ 7.25.
Raising the minimum wage would help reduce the amount of money the government spends on social programs. The majority of people working minimum wage jobs are grown adults who have families to support, contrary to the popular belief on teenagers making up the majority of minimum wage workers. According to a census by the Economic Policy Institute, 89 percent of minimum wage workers are adults 20 years and above. This wage is…...

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