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  • It also helps the economy

    Raising the minimum wage doesn't necessarily mean we're helping out the lower class. Business is business. Businesses wouldn't survive if they continually ate the additional costs brought on by government. Who do you think pays for this? You.

    So, by raising the minimum wage you are :

    a) raising prices on everything
    b) creating a larger lower class

    Think about it. Minimum wage is currently $7.25/hour. Let's say you make $9.00.

    When the minimum wage is increased to $9.00 do you honestly think you are getting a pay raise? No. You will now be making minimum wage.

    Now, do you think a company with a 6% profit margin just eats the cost of higher employment? No, they raise their prices. Not only do they raise their prices, everyone they rely on to provide their goods raises their prices as well. So now that extra $1.75 an hour doesn't look nearly as good. Not to mention you just got a pay cut.

  • There should even be a minimum wage. The whole concept is just stupid. It is designed to help people when it does not..

    If the minimum wage is the answer to lifting people out of poverty why don't we just raise it to $50/hour? That way if every minimum wage worker works 40 hours a week all year their salary would be over $100,000. Sounds nice right? Nope. If you do something like that you would see everything come to a halt! Business wont be able to pay their workers......In order for the business to pay their works they would Have to Raise prices and let workers go. This makes the cost of living Higher! And the money gets Tighter! Now. If we lowered the wages you will see that their will be more money to go around. There will be more jobs available. And the cost of living will go down. Cost of living and wages are linked. That's something a bunch of Bernie supporters don't understand. They think the price will stay the same and they will be getting twice as much. Not possible. It's a good thing that loon lost but I fear what our future is going to look like with this "Bernie Free Stuff Entitled" Generation.

  • It not only creates jobs but raises the value of what you do earn

    Lowering minimum wage raises the value of a dollar as it takes more work to get each dollar.

    Raising the dollars value lowers the cost of everything because

    a. Companies are able to get the same work for less money
    b. When you have less money you buy only what you can afford so prices drop for companies to get more sales.
    C. When companies get more sales they hire more people.

    Being able to buy more with what you have also allows the government to slow down on printing excess money; further raising the value of a dollar. With less money in circulation the dollar gains value as it becomes more rare.

  • It creates more jobs.

    Higher wages means more automated jobs or workers doing more than one job. Mcdonald's is not paying $15.00/hour to take down orders.

    Lower wage = more profit = Business expansion = more jobs

    Raising the minimum wage shifts more money to the middle and higher class as minimum wage workers are easily expendable.

  • In the most technical sense

    It's a different argument if you want to talk about the quality of the jobs at minimum wage, because they almost exclusively suck out loud. The wage being low does permit more positions being available, however. So, if you want to look at this in the most technical sense, yes, it creates more jobs.

  • Yes a lower minimum wage creates more employment

    Yes a lower minimum wage does in fact mean that more businesses can hire employees which will in turn create more employment opportunities for those people looking for a job. The higher that minimum wage is the less money that businesses have to hire new employees since they have to pay more for workers which cuts into profits.

  • No For the Following Reasons

    Minimum wage has decreased approximately $3.46 since 1968. Inflation is caused by the increase of currency developed by the Federal Reserve. Raising the minimum wage to any amount has no influence on inflation/deflation. Increasing minimum wage would most likely negatively impact small business and employment temporarily. Raising the minimum wage will cause the majority of businesses that employ minimum wage workers to raise their prices to meet the status quo. This does not mean prices for everything will increase. The price for a car or a house will not increase. The price for nearly everything that is not governed around minimum wage employment will not see a rise. This does not mean employment for the minimum wage workers will plummet. Businesses regardless of the minimum wage need to employ to thrive, if businesses choose not to employ they will fail. With more money in the pockets of more people businesses will have no choice but to employ to meet the status quo. Higher Wage=More Spending=More Consumers=More Goods/Services Produced=More Employment. If minimum wage increases all wages will increase. This is because of the demand for employment. If Timmy makes $15 flipping burgers, an EMT worker making the same will have no incentive, causing the demand for EMT workers to increase. This would happen in the majority if not all of the work fields. 89% of people living off of minimum wage are not teens. 37% are 40 and older. 56% are women. 28% have children. 57% work full time. Minimum wage= Minimum skills. Minimum wage= poverty. Income inequality is why minimum wage is so important. Income inequality is caused by greed. Nearly all of the money in the United States is controlled by the top 10%. The government is the only sector that has influence on income inequality because the top 10% are not going to willingly lower their income, regardless of the lower and middle class. Regardless of poverty. Raising the minimum wage will increase all wages and is the only way to further balance the bottom 90% of America to the top 10%. Giving businesses more power does not help the middle and lower class. Reaganomics proved this.

  • No For the Following Reasons

    Minimum wage has decreased approximately $3.46 since 1968. Inflation is caused by the increase of currency developed by the Federal Reserve. Raising the minimum wage to any amount has no influence on inflation/deflation. Increasing minimum wage would most likely negatively impact small business and employment temporarily. Raising the minimum wage will cause the majority of businesses that employ minimum wage workers to raise their prices to meet the status quo. This does not mean prices for everything will increase. The price for a car or a house will not increase. The price for nearly everything that is not governed around minimum wage employment will not see a rise. This does not mean employment for the minimum wage workers will plummet. Businesses regardless of the minimum wage need to employ to thrive, if businesses choose not to employ they will fail. With more money in the pockets of more people businesses will have no choice but to employ to meet the status quo. Higher Wage=More Spending=More Consumers=More Goods/Services Produced=More Employment. If minimum wage increases all wages will increase. This is because of the demand for employment. If Timmy makes $15 flipping burgers, an EMT worker making the same will have no incentive, causing the demand for EMT workers to increase. This would happen in the majority if not all of the work fields. 89% of people living off of minimum wage are not teens. 37% are 40 and older. 56% are women. 28% have children. 57% work full time. Minimum wage= Minimum skills. Minimum wage= poverty. Income inequality is why minimum wage is so important. Income inequality is caused by greed. Nearly all of the money in the United States is controlled by the top 10%. The government is the only sector that has influence on income inequality because the top 10% are not going to willingly lower their income, regardless of the lower and middle class. Regardless of poverty. Raising the minimum wage will increase all wages and is the only way to further balance the bottom 90% of America to the top 10%. Giving businesses more power does not help the middle and lower class. Reaganomics proved this.

  • Jobs will be lost. Economy will suffer.

    Having a low minimum wage means that individuals are earning less, and so aggregate demand for goods and services will fall. Since firms will try to keep their profit margins, they will employ less people to try cut their costs to combat this falling demand. As result, there will be greater unemployment in the economy causing a fall in the country's productive capacity, pushing the country into a deep recession because economics growth has been hindered as well.

  • Lowering minimum wages create slaves

    Adding jobs which pay less than what it actually costs in gas, car depreciation, and food to attend is absolutely ridiculous. All that does is make people have to apply for food stamps, healthcare, and government housing to stay alive.. There's no money left over for job training, investing in retirement, or entertainment. What kind of economic stimulus and participation do you expect when there's no benefit to actually working a full day?

  • No It Just Creates Poor People

    Having a low minimum wage does not create more employment. In fact, having a low minimum wage might actually make the economy worse. The fact is that employers will hire exactly the number of people they need to get the job done. It is demand for products that will increase employment, because they need more people to make more products. Having a very poor population will decrease demand and therefore decrease employment.

  • No, it creates less.

    No, it creates less. Minimum wage is basically saying 'If we could pay you less we would". The minimum wage hasn't been raised in over a decade and there are less jobs than ever. Employees are less willing to work for low pay. Those who oppose minimum wage increase aren't looking at the whole picture. If large companies want more productivity and loyal employees, raise the minimum wage. Incentives should be given to business who don't take off over seas.

  • No, it just creates more profit.

    Employers do not hire more employees than they need just because labor is cheap. When labor is cheap it just allows companies to make more profit. This might be a good incentive to go into business, but once a business is opened that business will hire only what it can afford and still maintain a high measure of profit. As soon as the profit margin suffers, the business is more than willing to let go of staff, they are usually the first expense that is eliminated.

  • Having a Low Minimum Wage Does Not Create Jobs

    While lower wages does provide more money for employers to hire workers, that doesn't mean that the freed up monies will actually go towards new jobs. I think we can see that companies are more inclined to give their profits and gains to investors instead of putting the money into workers.


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