Persuasive Essay: The Problems Of Raising The Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage for Minimum Skills The war over minimum wage in America is roaring on. On one side, people argue that raising the minimum wage will help many escape poverty and maybe even provide more jobs. On the opposing side, people argue raising the minimum wage would only reach half of those who really need it and result in a major loss of jobs; therefore, it would be unsuccessful (Gray). Of these two sides, I agree with the latter. Through my research, I have found out that there is going to be more harm than done if we increase the minimum wage. There will be many problems that will occur if we raise the wages. First off, raising the wage is unethical. Raising the wage would result in many people quitting because of new worker’s pay jumping up close to those of experienced workers who have worked their way through the system. Also, and most importantly, raising the wages would result in a great loss of jobs available in the workforce due to labor being too pricey or laborers getting replaced by cheaper technology. …show more content…
Upping the wage is only an unethical lousy attempt to counterattack our economy being down. Raising the minimum wage would only reach out to 50% of people who really need it. Also, it would cause more bad than good, in both short term and long-term effects. One of the most terrifying short-term effects that raising the wage would result in is a loss of million jobs in the workforce. Losing that many jobs would be bad for the people of our country and in overall put our economy in a bad place. A long-term effect is that raising minimum wage would also lead to a spike in consumer prices, which could affect our economy by causing inflation and even continue to effect our next generation. In all, I think we should all take a step back and look at the many negatives and the few positives that would come from raising the minimum

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