Minimum Wage Should Be Raised?

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Minimum Wage Louis Montgomery III English Composition 101 Mrs. Blackwell April 23, 2015 Minimum Wage Do minimum wage jobs help pay the bills? Do minimum wage jobs support the family? Should minimum wage be raised? Will raising the minimum wage reduce poverty? The idea of minimum wage jobs is to help people get work experience without having any skills. Most minimum wage jobs include fast food restaurants and grocery stores. Minimum wage in the state of Mississippi is $7.25. Seven dollars and twenty five cents is a decent amount of money for someone who has just joined the workforce. Does getting paid minimum wage helps pay the bills? The most stressful thing in life is bills because one will need a stable and high paying job to keep their bills paid. Minimum wage jobs are not sufficient enough to pay for all of the bills. With a minimum wage job, one will receive about $800 a month, only if they work at least 40 hours a week. Liberal states are also moving quickly. Massachusetts just passed what will be the highest statewide minimum wage in the country, $11 an hour, under pressure from, you guessed it, a ballot initiative campaign. There, the minimum wage was originally coupled with an initiative for paid sick days, but the state legislature took action in June and passed a bill, then signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick, that raises the wage incrementally to $11 by 2017. (Fashola Opposing

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