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lmorrow
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MasterOfDebate
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Should the minimum wage be raised to 15$/hour?

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lmorrow
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/31/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 612 times Debate No: 89041
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lmorrow

Pro

In this debate I will be arguing on the pro side of the question of raising the minimum wage to 15$/hour. There are 4 rounds and first round is acceptance.
MasterOfDebate

Con

I am ready.
Debate Round No. 1
lmorrow

Pro

Thanks for accepting the debate. Currently 42 percent of workers in the usa work for under 15$ per hour and 25-30 percent of workers are paid less than a living wage. This would mean wage increases would benefit many people. Also an increase in minimum wage could decreese racism. This is because about 55-60% of blacks and latinos work for less than 15$ per hour and society as a whole tends to be prejudiced against the poor. One common misunderstanding about raising the minimum wage is that it will increase unemployment because corporations will hire less people. Thought in practice this is not the case. In seattle when the minimum wage was raised to 15$/hour unemployment decreased from 6.3% to 5.2%. A 15$ minimum wage would greatly decrease income inequality as ceo's would have to settle for lower wages and the lower and lower-middle classes would all become more wealthy. Finally 15$ minimum wage would decrease the stress on fast food and blue collar workers working long hours to support their families by allowing them to work less and spend more time doing the things they love.

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MasterOfDebate

Con

MasterOfDebate forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
lmorrow

Pro

Please respond in some way.
MasterOfDebate

Con

MasterOfDebate forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
lmorrow

Pro

Do I win?
MasterOfDebate

Con

MasterOfDebate forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by SirMaximus 10 months ago
SirMaximus
This is one of my favourite topics. Good luck to both of you!
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Vote Placed by SirMaximus 10 months ago
SirMaximus
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited 3 rounds, and Pro forfeited no rounds. Therefore, Pro wins for conduct.