The Instigator
MrJacobs
Pro (for)
Tied
0 Points
The Contender
TheMrkanyewest01
Con (against)
Tied
0 Points

The Federal Minimum Wage standard should be mandatory for all states to follow.

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 0 votes the winner is...
It's a Tie!
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/25/2013 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 935 times Debate No: 30693
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (0)
Votes (0)

 

MrJacobs

Pro

Minimum Wage is a mandatory supplement to Americans who are looking begin their journey on the work force. Minimum Wage is not a long term fix and should not be viewed as such. The amount of money offered for working should out weigh the amount of money a single mom could make sitting home with two children, collecting welfare, food stamps, and receiving Federal and State assistance in many other categories. If needed, the Federal Government could supplement small business in order to help pay a Minimum Wage worth working for. The Federal and State governments would end up saving money because people are working , being taxed, giving back to the economy, and not simply sitting home being supported by tax payers. The current Minimum Wage still keeps people below the poverty level, for people who decide to work 40+ hours a week and make an effort to do things right with pride, its a shame that this is the case. Minimum Wage should help to take people out of poverty, creating a new idea of what can be achieved in life from hard work. Families could for the first time move out of poverty and begin to see a future that is more than dirt poor, living of the government, or becoming an elite athlete, or pop star. It is time to do something different, because we all know that the system we have now is so broken its ridiculous.
TheMrkanyewest01

Con

Minimum wage has become a big issue as of lately, especially since President Barack Obama suggested to congress on raising the Federal Minimum wage,from $ 7.25 to 9.00 an hour. Now, I will be arguing that states should not conform to the current Federal Minimum wage law, but in fact strife to better it,. [1] Most states about, 18 of them, have already exceeded the Federal Minimum wage, and almost half, about 23 states have a minimum wage at the federal level of $7.25. So why are states like Missouri, who already meet the Federal rate, seeking to raise their minimum wage,Because the current Federal Minimum is just not enough to keep up with current cost-of-living standards and a petition with 173,000 signatures,agree. Raising the minimum wage of most states will create jobs, as workers see money in their pocket they are most likely to spend that money, [2] Because when poor workers have more money to spend, they spend it, almost entirely in the local community, on basic necessities like housing, food, clothing and transportation.
Many on the right or opponents to raising the minimum wage argue that raising minimum wage would hurt businesses, and result in job losses, but that isn't entirely true [3] In an article by Barry Hirsch he states that "much literature finds that employment losses are small in response to minimum-wage increases, with many studies failing to find negative employment effects." In fact,as President Roosevelt was trying to raise the minimum wage from .40 to .75 he was faced with the same rhetoric that he was going to destroy jobs and small businesses but in fact the United States saw [4] "the next three decades as the biggest increased in living standards in the nation's history".
My opponent stated that with the states all having the federal minimum wage as a standard,that would serve as an incentive for a single mom to go out there and find a job,well with the current rate of minimum wage she would probably make more in welfare, food stamps and in Federal and state assistance than in working a low wage job. Why would someone break their back to earn a minimal wage when you can sit back and rake in the dough. We need to raise states wages so that will serve as a real incentive for a single mom to go out there and find a job. I look forward to my opponents rebuttal.

Cited Sources:
1.http://abcnews.go.com...
2.http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
3.http://blogs.ajc.com...
4.http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
Debate Round No. 1
MrJacobs

Pro

MrJacobs forfeited this round.
TheMrkanyewest01

Con

Well, there's nothing to rebut,nor do I feel the need to add on to my proposition.
Debate Round No. 2
MrJacobs

Pro

MrJacobs forfeited this round.
TheMrkanyewest01

Con

TheMrkanyewest01 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
No comments have been posted on this debate.
No votes have been placed for this debate.