Discussion 2: Minimum Wage
The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. That means that covered workers nationwide must receive $7.25 an hour. The law allows states and localities to have a higher minimum wage and some places have done just that, increasing their minimum wage to $9 an hour or even an eventual $15 an hour. Is this a good idea? Do you think Texas should have a higher minimum wage? What, if any, minimum wage do you favor? What is the reasoning behind your position?
Before responding to this question, do your homework by reading the essays posted below. Your post should demonstrate a good understanding of the topic. Be sure to use good English grammar and composition skills.
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NY Times: The Case for a Higher Minimum Wage