An increase in the minimum wage would result in a loss of many low-wage jobs. For example; if an employer can only afford to have 9 full-time employees at $7 an hour, but the minimum wage is increased hypothetically to $9 an hour, the employer can only afford 7 workers and 2 people will be out of a job. This is a very small scale hypothetical example, but it will hold true throughout the country.
Also, contrary to what some believe, raising the minimum wage is not an effective anti-poverty tool. The current minimum wage is not the primary problem for the poor, because most poor don’t work at minimum wage. In fact, according to one study, “Over 60% of those under the poverty