The Minimum Wage Should Be Increased Over Time Until Essay

1416 Words Oct 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Imagine ordering a value meal at the closest fast food restaurant and upon receiving your food and driving away you notice that your order is wrong. More often than not the customer is going to be upset or frustrated and storm back inside to fix the problem. This happens quite frequently, maybe not to everyone, but regardless it happens too much. A majority of minimum wage jobs do not require many skills, and in return the hourly pay is smaller and not as attractive. According to the United States Department of Labor, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and this obtained under the “Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)” this rate has been effective since July 24th of 2009. States including: D.C., Maryland, Rhode Island, Seattle and Delaware have all increased their minimum wages to at least over a dollar above the federal minimum wage. Seattle has the highest current minimum wage to be increased over time until it reaches $15 an hour as of June 2014. Seattle is already starting to see the detrimental costs of this raise in minimum wage. These states are just the first in many states to come. Although many people see raising the minimum wage as a way out of poverty and an increase in equality amongst individuals, raising the minimum wage affects the economy and its businesses, social aspects of life, and the desire to achieve higher education. The economy is constantly facing change and adversity every single day. A big reason why raising the minimum wage would hurt the…

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