The Pros And Cons Of Raising Minimum Wage

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The federal government should not increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour as it disadvantages those with minimum-wage workers. Firstly, People who agree that the federal government should raise the federal minimum wage because living wage is expensive, the article “Should the Federal Minimum Wage be Increased?” demonstrates in a study from 2000-2009, after 3 months of raising the minimum wage researchers found that, “Raising the minimum wage causes a temporary spike in spending power. [but l]andlords raise rents as tenants are willing and able to pay more.” which rebuts the idea that the minimum wage should be raised because of the expense of living wage as raising it would just give landlord housing and bills, which