United States Support Minimum Wage

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Finally another great source of information such as statistics that I found very helpful was the pew research center. This site tends to post new and old survey results on a wide range of topics including minimum wage.

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In order to begin to understand the argument at hand, one must first be understand who the people are on either side of the wage increase argument and who are the people affected by low wages and possible wage increases. In a research study done by Drew Desliver, in 2015 it was reported that 73 percent of people in the United States support minimum wage increases. This figure represents 90 percent of democrats, 71 percent of independents and 53 percent of republicans. As statistics show the party with the most objections to wage increases is the Republican Party, but the question is why do they oppose such increases? For Many years republicans have been accused of being all for the wealthy while the lower classes suffer and struggle, to date this argument still stands. In recent months as the democrats fought with republicans over the federal budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year President Obama accused the republican senate of “putting forward are a path to prosperity for those who have already cuts for the wealthy financed by slashing programs for everyone else.” (Davis, 2015) In this article the president essentially says that the republicans are more focuses on sustaining the wealthy population than improving

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