Raising minimum wage would the minimum wage employees still dealing with the effects of the recession. Minimum wage employees live a tough life image only making minimum wage raising three children while also being a single mom or dad, those are very hard conditions to live through. How would you make it? How would you be able to support your children and be able to pay the rent, or mortgage payments? How would you make it on a day to day base’s it would be one of the hardest things that you’ve ever done but yourself in the shoes of a minimum wage employee.
Because many want to work, have family, but no degree; a lot of businesses open their doors when they can monetarily! “By setting an artificial minimum on wages, lawmakers unintentionally raise the unemployment of the most disadvantaged and make it nearly impossible for teenagers and other unskilled citizens to enter the labor pool,” says Stephen Chapman spouting openly concerning the argumentative pay raise(3 Meisner, et al). When the hourly wages go up the small business doors tend to close. Raising the minimum wage does nothing for them other than causing the cost of living to go up, and causes them to pay a little more in income tax. Just those two ideas alone put them having less money in the aftermath of the raise, than they did before this cold remnant of fairness hits too
Why Unions Want a Higher Minimum Wage February 25, 2013, 6:59 p.m. ET Labor contracts are often tied to the law—and it reduces the competition for lower-paying jobs. * By RICHARD BERMAN Organized labor's instantaneous support for President Obama's recent proposal to hike the minimum wage doesn't make much sense at first glance. The average private-sector union member—at least one who still has a job—earns $22 an hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's a far cry from the current $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage, or the $9 per hour the president has proposed.
I feel that the American middle class could be striving more to better there life’s then what they are. Some people that have the opportunities and a ton of resources such as scholarships, student loans, or welfare programs aren’t using the efficiently. The idea of getting welfare is great but most likely when a middle class citizen gets on it they never get off it. I believe that some of the welfare programs could do drug testing in order to really see who is using the money to actually better themselves and not just go buy drugs, live off the system,
There are millions of working Americans trying to support a family with a low wage minimum job. I would like to propose a change related to increasing the minimum wage. There are many people that have been born into poverty and as a result stay disadvantaged because the economic status is below poverty level. Ther also seems to be many single mothers who struggle to raise a family on a minimun wage income. The Hispanic Times wrote an article on how The Minimum Wage would Impact women is another souce I will use to argue why minimum wage should be raised.
Zoe Rathgeber ECON 102 Position Paper April 17, 2012 There are many working Americans who earn the minimum wage. Countries throughout the world uphold minimum wage laws, which shows that the minimum wage is important to policy makers. Finding the connection between minimum wage and job loss is one of the most pressing matters for economists. Raising the minimum wage would be detrimental to the economy and has become one of the most significant problems economists and blue-collar Americans have faced during the recession today. A higher minimum wage is detrimental to local economies as well as many workers through increased unemployment, lack of skills and an inability to further careers.
The difference between me people in leaderships positions are salary, and their lack of brains." (Jack Parsons, personal communication, August 2007). My mother's response was: "They tend to do for the well off or whites better than the lower class or minorities except for welfare and in that respect blacks rule." (Kathleen Riddell, personal communication, August 2007). If you could resolve any inequities within your community, what would you change?
Ethnography Paper The subject I chose to do my ethnography paper on was minimum wage. Minimum wage is the lowest possible wage that an employer is legally allowed to pay his/her employees. Supporters of the establishment of a federal minimum wage believe and promote that this system helps in the reduction of exploitation and that it guarantees workers the ability to provide for themselves, and any family member, the basic necessities needed for survival (i.e. food and shelter). But others argue that the federal minimum wage adds to an increased unemployment rate among younger people and unskilled workers.
Now, if you are unfortunate enough to not have the drive to excel then you either stay at your lowly wage or eventually give up. We have too many people on this planet to be handing out raises to those who don’t earn it. The government uses the hiking up of minimum wage as a powerful platform to instill the