What do all of you think? My personal opinion is to not raise the minimum wage. Companies could not afford to hire as many workers as they currently do if the minimum wage went up, leading to higher unemployment. People earning minimum wage are above the poverty line, so it could be worse. If we raise the minimum wage and it causes the loss of even a million jobs, guess who will be there to support them. The government. I shouldn't even say government because who will be paying for their safety net programs? Us. So why would it make sense to raise the minimum wage? Wouldn't it just cause more issues? And will the slight increase really make all the difference in that person's life, at the cost of destroying another persons? There is so much to talk about on this topic and am curious to debate with others. I dont know if this topic has been posted about yet but... if it is then my apologies.
Ah, i see this topic has been posted. But it has been 7 years since a post on that thread. I am sure the majority of the users here are different, so feel free to put your input in.
Edited by Neopetsaddict123, 17 September 2014 - 10:24 AM.