Increased Minimum Wage Essay

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In 2009 when the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per hour, this is the last time that the minimum wage for Wisconsin was increased. I for one as a college student have a hard time paying for college only making around minimum wage. Other adults that have families and that are working for minimum wage have a much more difficult time providing for their families and paying for all of their expenses. In many cases some of them work two jobs just so their family can some extra money to do other activities. You have stated that helping people get careers that pay more than minimum wage is what you want to focus on, so there is no reason to increase the minimum wage for Wisconsin. I believe that the minimum wage in Wisconsin at this time is not high enough to pay for the average person’s lifestyle and should see a small increase to reduce the poverty in Wisconsin.
As a second year college student I have a very difficult time paying for college even with the help of my parents. Working every summer full-time at near minimum wage barely pays for my portion of college. In fact, a few summers I have worked two jobs, one full-time the other near full-time, and I still have a hard time paying for college. Many students that do not receive help to pay for their college by their parents often work while they are at school. This does not
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As John Wihbey states in his article “Minimum Wage: Updated research roundup on the effects of increasing pay” if the Fair Labor Standards Act were to have increased at the same rate as inflation the minimum wage would be around $10.00 per hour. This article is once again stating that the minimum wage should be increased. Yes, I do find that increasing by nearly $3.00 per hour is a little outrageous but, I do feel that the minimum wage could see a slight increase to around $8.00 or $9.00 per
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