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    people, specifically in the senate and the house, attempt to justify the minimum wage, they try to tell us it has helped out low wageworkers. But they have failed. As John Raese once said “The minimum wage is something that F.D.R. put in place a long time ago during the Great Depression. I don 't think it worked then. It didn 't solve any problems then and it hasn 't solved any problems in 50 years.” The idea that the minimum wage is “saving the middle and lower classes, saved by what, a law…

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    “The Effects of Minimum Wage on Employment”, David Neumark displays the two consequences of increasing the federal minimum wage limit. He explains that teens and young adults will be the most affected if the minimum wage limit rises. He also clarifies that job losses will be inevitable and there would be a large amount of unemployed people in the United States. The results from this decision affects not only the workers, but the consumers as well. The increase of the federal minimum wage limit…

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    Minimum Wage: Is raising it really beneficial? In recent years, minimum wage has been a popular topic of debate. It is an impactful topic and is very relevant because it affects every person. This includes even those who do not have a job that pays them the minimum wage. It even spans across the world affecting people because of the multiple results of raising it. An increase or decrease in minimum wage affects the prices of goods, as well as inflation. There are many split opinions on the…

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    “Minimum Wage Cruelty,” an article by Walter Williams, discusses the idea that minimum wage is at an acceptable level right now and doesn’t need to be raised. The articles opens with the reasons for raising minimum wage: fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation, and providing a living wage. The inclusion of these reasons gives a basis for Williams to debate against. He is able to prove why raising minimum wage is bad to the reader, not just explain what happens when you do. To begin his…

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    An increase in the Federal Minimum Wage may not be worth the potential benefits that over 52% of Americans think. Over 2.6 million workers in 2015 earned the federal minimum wage. Small businesses would not be able to survive a rise in the minimum wage. Businesses would also have to hire more skilled laborers; which would increase competition among the workforce. The federal minimum wage should not be increased because it will cripple small businesses and will make competition rise among workers…

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    Based on my computations, I would say that in today’s minimum wage in California, $9 per hour might be enough for single person without any dependents and living in a less desirable area of town, but not sufficient for a family with two young dependents nor for a family with one full-time or one part-time worker with dependents. There were certain discrepancies between the two portions of the family’s monthly budget, and in order for me to acquire at least the average monthly budget of $3,120…

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    feel are in Minimum wage, and free college. Minimum wage is set as a base wage for workers without a trade, and not meant for someone that has a career. Free college is not a feasible option for this country but there are plenty of options to find a way to get into college. Everyone wants more, although that doesn’t mean you deserve it. Minimum Wage. Should it be increased? I feel that it should, but not at the rate that people want it to. There is a large movement to change minimum wage across…

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    raising the minimum wage at federal levels is very complex, which is why communities across the United States are looking to “tackle the issue locally” (Prall, 2013, par.1). As the previous administration fought to have the minimum wage increased, Congress’ efforts were uncooperative. Although states are not increasing at high levels, they are willing to increase so that there is relief among their minimum wage workers. With the help of these states proposing legislation, the minimum wage…

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    important aspects of the economy on which they disagree are minimum wage, trade, education. I’ve already made my bias clear; however, moving forward I will remain factual, fair and balanced like Fox News. Minimum Wage Hillary Clinton in the past has supported a federal minimum wage increase; however, she has never committed to an ideal amount, until recently. Just a few months ago while in Iowa, Hillary said she feels a federal minimum wage of twelve dollars would give American’s the boost…

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    A minimum wage exists in more than one hundred countries, both industrialized and developing. Congress first enacted a 25 cents an hour federal minimum wage in America 75 years ago. Over the years, it increased nine times, reaching the current $7.25 an hour. When the minimum wage was created, President Roosevelt declared its purpose was to “maintain a minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general well-being.” With every increase the same objections and fears are…

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