Raise the minimum wage?

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  1. ElvisaM profile image82
    ElvisaMposted 3 years ago

    Raise the minimum wage?

    A mom of four works full time for $8 an hour. She makes about $15,000 a year. Her poor income forces her to apply and use government assistance. Her estimated income tax return is more than $5,000. Wouldn't it make sense to raise the minimum wage, allow her to get off of welfare, get a smaller tax return (in some cases not get a refund, rather pay a tax)? This would cost the government less AND allow for more paid taxes to come in, raising the budget.


  2. profile image61
    Leon1345posted 3 years ago

    Yes as long as it is fair across the board.  For example if minimum wage is increased by $2.00 then wages for somebody who gets paid a higher wage should get a $2.00 increase as well

    1. ElvisaM profile image82
      ElvisaMposted 3 years agoin reply to this


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      Leon1345posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  3. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 3 years ago

    You can't justify raising the minimum wage when there is workforce participation at the rate of the 1970s. Wages are further depressed by millions of illegal aliens working under the table, and raising the minimum wage will only increase demand for them but not pay rates for Americans.

    1. ElvisaM profile image82
      ElvisaMposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe, but the portrayed single mother story, does that make sense? Wouldn't raising her wage allow her to get less tax return or maybe even owe taxes?

  4. Alternative Prime profile image64
    Alternative Primeposted 3 years ago

    The Debate, or lack thereof about Raising the Minimum Wage for Hard Working Americans is essentially over ~ While the CONservative Republican Led Congress continues to OBSTRUCT a Minimum Wage Increase while advocating Massive Tax Breaks for Wall Street, Progressive States such as California, New York & Others have already begun to RAISE the Minimum WAGE to $15 per hr as a start ~

  5. bradmasterOCcal profile image44
    bradmasterOCcalposted 3 years ago

    Why does a mom that doesn't have a good job become a mom four times? So  raising the minimum wage would allow her more children?

    Instead of raising the minimum wage, we need to train more people to get better paying jobs, and in order to do that, we need to stop our jobs from leaving the country.
    It is more complex than that, but raising the min wage is just a band aid, not a solution.

    1. ElvisaM profile image82
      ElvisaMposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Whow.... Sir, I never specified her history or job occupation. What if she is a widow? What if the husband was sick? What if he just up and left? This is the problem with conservative thinking...

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image44
      bradmasterOCcalposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It doesn't change my answer, and labeling me is not an answer.
      The problem here is that you didn't really read my comment past the first line.
      wow, you leaped to a bad conclusion about conservative, I am neither conservative nor liberal.

    3. ElvisaM profile image82
      ElvisaMposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, you certainly sounded like a conservative.

    4. bradmasterOCcal profile image44
      bradmasterOCcalposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If you read my hubs you would have found that I have problems with both parties.

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