Should it be changed?
By Kevin Tracy
I believe that the minimum wage should not be increased. It seems beneficial, however it really just leads to increased inflation, less spending power, and higher prices. A wage increase would work if America wasn't completely privatized. Minimum wage jobs are minimum wage for a reason. They involve minimum work, and provide basic employment skills to help a person earn a raise or move to a higher paying job.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25. Two thirds of minimum wage workers work part time, and half of minimum wage workers are aged 16-24. The average family income for minimum wage workers is $53,000, which is far above the poverty line.