Should the minimum wage be increased to the proposed 15$ ?
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Accept this debate if you feel that the minimum wage should be 15$+ /hour like proposed by Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton.
I'm glad to accept this challenge, and I shall begin my arguement in the second round(as I consider the first round always the Acceptance Round and 2nd Your Reasions and then 3rd and 4th Rebuttal and Conclusion). I would like to clarify that Hillary wasn't Pro-$15/hour, until after Bernie came along. But that is not the point goodluck! Have fun!
1. A lot of people will lose their job due to the employer not having enough funds to pay them.
2. Some businesses that need a certain amount of employees will go out of business due (in some states) to nearly or even doubling the amount they have to pay their employees. (losing more jobs)
3. Inflation. Employers have to pay employees higher so to compensate they raise the price of their product/service thus creating inflation.
Those are my three main reasons why you should NOT raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour.
Before I begin, I would like to restate I'm glad to have accepted my challenge, and glad to see this be something worth challenging.
Minimum Wage - the lowest wage permitted by law or by a special agreement (such as one with a labor union).
Here in this argument of mine, you shall see why and in fact a raising of the minimum wage wouldn't hurt, but help stimulate and benefit the economy.
Here is a simplified version of my argument, shortish maybe...:
First step is over a time of several years, the minimum wage would be increased $15(€13.15), this would allow for a livable wage instead of the current poverty level wage of $7.50(€6.36). This would mean that the standard of living would increase from being able to just afford food(or not even that much). To being able to provide for a family and provide food, shelter, and clothing.
On the other hand, this would help for a currency increase within the nation, by allowing more money to stay in the US, rather than going to foreign stockholders(great example would be China's stocks in the US).
Final thing is, the Business Benefit of a $15/hour, would help them have a stronger business. Businesses will benefit from this as an increase of higher-paid workers strongly grounded in that area, reducing worker exodus and costs for training new workers. As Daniel Flaming said, "It costs an estimated 30 percent of a worker’s annual salary to replace that worker, so reducing the frequency of worker turnover results in significant cost savings for employers."
Remember to Vote Pro, and good luck to my opponents questions and rebuttal to me next round!
Sweg123 forfeited this round.
All Points Extended. Vote Pro!
Rebuttal to your first point:
Your point is that you will raise the minimum wage over years.( I would call this point idiotic but I was told not to insult my opponent.) This point does not make sense for many reasons, including (1.) that would simply not happen. (2.) That isn't the proposed change. (3.) My point against the minimum wage changing to $15 still stands.
Rebuttal to second point:
You think it will keep more money in the U.S. meanwhile it would actually cause more people to go over seas for employees.
Rebutal to third point:
You say that it would help make business' stronger but as I stated in my argument that it would obviously destroy a ton of jobs and businesses.
Scots_167 forfeited this round.
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