Minimum wage in the United States

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    controversial debate over the current minimum wage over the last few years. Minimum wage is the lowest wage permitted by law, meaning all regulated workers must make at least the dollar amount that the wage is at, currently $7.25 across America. The minimum wage was implemented in the Fair Labor Standards in 1938, by president Franklin D Roosevelt. Since 1938 the government has regulated the minimum wage based on inflation. Should the United States government still set the minimum wage today? Franklin D Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States was elected president in 1932. After six years of office, he wanted to make it fair for everyone…

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    Minimum wage has been hotly debated in this country. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was president he introduced the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act is the reason we have minimum wages in America. Franklin D. Roosevelt said in a statement “It seems to me to be equally plain that no business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.” (Franklin Roosevelt, Statement on N.I.R.A.,1933) There in his own…

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    Minimum wage is a hot topic in the United States currently, and both sides are equally important. Making sure that people living here are above the poverty line is necessary, but keeping the nation from going bankrupt is also crucial. The positives to raising minimum wage are financial security for families, less worker exploitation and under employment, and it would reduce crime significantly. More than 45 million people in the United States alone, are below the poverty line, which means…

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    As the years go by, we realize that raising the minimum wage is a constant issue many people are struggling with, especially those in the fast food industry and organized labor. There are several groups around the United States who are trying to convert this idea to a reality. The reality is that the topic of minimum wage never gets to the hands off congress. Since according to the article “5 facts about the minimum wage” claims only “Large majorities of Democrats (90%) and independents (71%)…

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    The United States has had a federal minimum wage since the year 1912. Massachusetts was the first state to institute a minimum wage, with eight more states following in 1913. At this time, the minimum was unbelievably low by today’s inflated standards: a measly $0.25. The cost of life has caused the minimum wage to increase over the years seven dollars, bringing it now to $7.25. President Obama has been pushing to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, but doing so would increase poverty and…

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    this poverty wage. Renting an apartment in the cheapest place in America to live, Benton County Iowa, for $420 a month, would still leave a minimum wage earner with only $750 to spend on anything else throughout the month (Wing). The minimum wage was never meant for people to support their families off of, however because of the major recession in the late 2000s, and the decline of private sector unions, many people are becoming stuck in entry level jobs. Someone without a college degree might…

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    The incongruencies in the minimum wages of regions in the United States, especially the East, plague individuals and society as a whole by forcing minimum wage workers into poverty. The current federal minimum wage only extends to $7.25 per hour. This incredibly low hourly rate coincides in no way to the average cost of living in the United States. In other words, minimum wage workers residing in the United States do not earn nearly enough to financially support themselves without government…

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    For years now the issue of how to handle the minimum wage in the United States has been a hotly debated topic upon many politicians. Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.15 with the lowest minimum wage requirements being at $5.15 per hour in Georgie and Wyoming. With the cost of living rising every year and an unchanging minimum wage, many workers are struggling to make ends meet. In a hope to ease the economic burden of the minimum wage workers the Obama Administration is pushing for new…

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    Massachusetts was the first state to pass Minimum Wage law, in 1912, but it was only for women and children. Later, in 1938 Minimum Wage law was passed which was for the whole country. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. Yes many states have increased their minimum wage but there are still 14 states , as of 1 January 2017, whose minimum wage is $7.25 and 2 states whose minimum wage is even lower than $7.25. Raising the Minimum Wage will not only help the employees but it will also help…

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    Introduction: The topic of minimum wages is an ongoing debate that is currently being argued from the street corners to the corporate board rooms and even in the courtrooms of America. Businesses generally oppose the increases because the additional payroll costs could result in layoffs or increases in the costs of goods and services. Every worker deserves to earn a decent living and the increased wages will help. An increase in the minimum wage will provide workers with the boost needed to…

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