Minimum Wage Effects

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It is self-evident that the topic of minimum wage has had quite the controversy between numerous groups of people including politicians, employers, employees and many more. The reason being, the raising of minimum wage affects every individual either in a positive or negative way. However, many individuals do not recognize these either harmful or positive affects the raising of minimum wage would affect them. To better understand the influence of raising the national minimum wage, it is important to understand the positive and negative affects and how congress is involved.
The Negative Impacts of Raising Minimum Wage
Raising the minimum wage would unquestionably cause numerous unfavorable outcomes including unemployment, resulting in some
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It is self-evident that the minimum wage has been hiked countless times since its creation in 1938. However, many individuals do not understand congress’ impact on the modifications that have occurred since a national minimum wage has been created. So how does congress affect the national minimum wage? The answer can seem unclear to numerous individuals due to the fact that state minimum wages come into play as well. To be more clear, the federal minimum wage in the United States is currently $7.25, however, the minimum wage currently in Florida is $8.05. With that being said, the state law declares “in cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages (“Minimum Wage”, n.d.). The role congress has in determining the national minimum wage is quite simple. With that being said, the house of representatives and the senate are both presented with bills of pros and cons for raising the national minimum wage. In my opinion, it is highly unrealistic for congress to pass a higher minimum wage at the rate some politicians are requesting. As stated, the national minimum wage is currently $7.25, some politicians are asking the rate to be changed to as high as $15. Also, Hillary Clinton even said herself ““What you can do in L.A. or in New York may not work in other places,” meaning that just because large cities have raised their minimum wage were successful, does not mean every state will be as well. With that being said, knowing that the national minimum wage has not changed since for almost eight years why would congress pass legislation to raise the wage almost eight dollars? I believe that minimum skill deserves minimum pay. For instance, there is no reason why someone flipping burgers all day deserves to be making a significantly higher salary than someone who puts their live on the

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