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    The minimum wage among working Americans is being argued about and pushed more than ever for an increase. The set wage has not been changed in 5 years to compensate for the inflation increase and the general price of living. The wage among minimum wage workers is becoming a problem because those who require more are the ones who deserve it. Several categories consist of the wage group: college students, single parents, and simply uncertified personnel. The minimum wage is being fought to reach…

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    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…

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    Imagine working a full time job at minimum and just barely making through the week with nothing left and nothing to show for it. On the side now image being a business owner just making it and trying to make jobs for people but now have to close due to the fact you can’t pay your employees now. Cost of living is now more expensive than it ever has been before, so to compensate that minimum wage is being raised. Minimum wage goes all the way back to King Edward III but in United States it was…

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    story with a headline relating to the minimum wage. During an election year, the issue of whether or not to raise the minimum wage has been one in which Americans have heard multiple times. The viewpoint that opposes raising the minimum wage argues that it will cause inflation and drastically decrease the pace of economic growth. Others state that since corporate profits have thrived while workers wages have decreased, it is only fair to increase the minimum wage. The only thing the two sides…

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    Raising the Minimum Wage: Why Not? In recent years, there have been many controversial issues that have presented themselves to the people of the United States. However, there has been one specific controversy that has taken over, gaining of the attention of United States citizens, the politicians leading the country, as well as gaining ever-growing popularity through social media outlets. This controversy is a seemingly simple topic: Should the minimum wage be raised? Though the question…

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    Minimum wage is considered to be the minimum price an employer pays their employee. This price is set at $7.25 by the federal government. The states have the power to raise the price, but not lower it. The highest minimum wage so far is $10.55 an hour in San Francisco, California (minimumwage.com). This price is expected to go up as high as $15 in upcoming years in some places. These increasing prices have been having some downsides to them. Minimum wage going up not only has an effect on the…

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    Bare Minimum “The set minimum wage in the United States has been a controversial issue since it was established in 1938”(Belman). Minimum wage laws set the lowest hourly rate an employer can pay an employee; occasionally, it is adjusted for certain circumstances such as waiting tables. The current Federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour. Recently, employees of fast food chains such as McDonalds, Burger King, and other popular fast food restaurants have been trying to get the minimum wage…

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    What should the minimum wage be? This is a question that has been posed and answered by both sides of the political spectrum, although at the current moment it is under heated debate as to whether or not minimum wage should be raised, or stay at its current $7.25. The side with the majority however, wants to raise minimum wage. Over 3/4ths of the country wants minimum wage raised to at least $9 an hour. Minimum wage has dropped 10% since 2009, when it was last raised. So although workers may…

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    The minimum wage currently sits at $7.25/hour and political parties are pushing to raise this number dramatically by as much as $5. As the entry-level wage for most people entering the workforce, it can prove to be difficult to maintain acceptable living conditions working at this pay grade. As a result, there has been a general clamoring for this wage boost. However, there would be severe repercussions to the economy should this occur. If the minimum wage was increased, then people would have a…

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    Minimum Wage Research paper Imagen you have a job where you work long eight hour shifts, five days a week. After that long week of working around 40 hours, you notice you’re finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. This forces you to live paycheck to paycheck, often having to raise kids, needing to clothes them and feed them as well as yourself. Needing to pay car bills, gas, rent, groceries, and other living necessities off the minimum wage salary can become tiring…

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