Increasing Minimum Wage Essay
Weather or not to increase minimum wage is currently a hot topic. Some feel that minimum wage should be increased while others say no. Minimum wage is the lowest wage payable to employees. Minimum wage should not be increased because if it is a lot of current minimum wage workers will be forced out of their jobs and could possibly lose everything.
“The minimum wage makes it illegal for workers to have a job paying less than the minimum wage, and it keeps employers from hiring anyone for less than the legal minimum wage even if people are willing to work for less. If the current minimum wage for low-skilled workers is $7.25 per hour, and Congress mandates a minimum wage of $9 per hour, workers who earn less than that will not …show more content…
On the contrary, raising the minimum wage could have positive side effects. “There’s a sense today that we, as a country, are dividing into two Americas. On one side, corporate stockholders and owners of capital become increasingly wealthy as profits and dividends continue to rise. On the other, ordinary workers get higher levels of education, work longer hours, and