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mineo72
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OrangeR
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Should minimum wage be raised to living wage?

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mineo72
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (1)

 

mineo72

Con

It Should be $30 not $15
OrangeR

Pro

People live in poverty because they only earn about $8. Is that really sufficient to live comfortably, let alone live?
Debate Round No. 1
mineo72

Con

Ignore what I said about $30. if they work 3 hours a day they still get $336 and that's still a good amount of money
OrangeR

Pro

$336 is barely enough per week to live on, especially if you have a family. You must pay for clothes, shelter, food, and water, which cost more than $336. Plus, tipped workers' minimum wage is just $2.13.
Debate Round No. 2
mineo72

Con

Still shelter would Cost more than $630 +food+water+tax+all those other stuff so it would not make much of a difference
OrangeR

Pro

OrangeR forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by pat12345 1 year ago
pat12345
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Posted by pat12345 1 year ago
pat12345
The minimum wage should not be over $10. Minimum wage was created so that employers don't exploit workers. Some minimum wages are so simple that they don't even deserve $5 but the government makes sure that they aren't exploited. As a worker, you have to strive to achieve a better position so you an make more money, its that simple. Its called competition. $15 an hour for flipping burgers? wow
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Vote Placed by Hayd 1 year ago
Hayd
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Reasons for voting decision: Con shows that even if it was raised, shelter, food, water, taxes, etc. would still be a lot, and thus raising the tax would not make a difference. This is dropped by Pro, thus Con wins. Pro forfeits, thus conduct to Con.