By Rachel Rutta
- San Francisco, CA, has the highest minimum wage in the country at $10.55 an hour.
- Minimum wage increases do not help reduce poverty. Award winning research looked at states that raised their minimum wage between 2003 and 2007 and found no evidence to suggest these higher minimum wages reduced poverty rates.
- Research found that the majority of employees who start at the minimum wage, move to a higher wage in their first year on the job.
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Should we raise minimum wage?
I think we shouldn't raise minimum wage because it would effect the economy. If we raise it then the cost of food, gas and many other things would have to increase. We would have to pay even more for resources we need.
I thought it was shocking just if you walk into the emergency room in a hospital it costs from $400-$500.