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Minimum Wage: My argument for why it needs to be raised and the tough love it will take for businesses to adopt the increase.

1. The Poverty Level Cost of Living is above that of a minimal wage earner. Has been since late 2008 - 2018.
#2 #TrickleDownEconomics doesn't work. Not when the costs of living are higher than the earnable income of a working poverty level family.
#TrickleUpEconomics works because the minimal earners can beat the minimal expenses of a POVERTY level AMERICAN FAMILY. (caps for a reason)
The AU Fair Work Commission has handed down it's annual ruling on Australia's minimum wage, raising it by 2.4 per cent to $672.70 a week. It means an extra $15.80 per week for the 1.8 million workers who are paid the minimum wage. This equates to a minimum hourly rate of $17.70
The average price for a gallon of gas in Australia? 1 us liquid gallon = 3.785 liters. $1.47 Australian Dollars per litre.
1.47x3.785=5.56395+/-
If you wish to continue the math. The percentage per hour÷by a single gallon? Who is suffering more when you compare America's numbers
This is another strong point.

WHY is our government rewarding corporations with tax credits for employing welfare recipients, working them minimal amounts of hours at minimal wages, while keeping them dependant on welfare?

How does this math work?
I've heard arguments against raising the minimal wage, normally from businesses that pay employees more than the Federal Minimal Wage. While slamming the idea. I have suggested 10.25 as a base minimal pay, employers who argue against it are sometimes .50 cents already below it...
...meaning.. I don't understand why many of these businesses get defensive about a possible 50 cent increase. Meanwhile giant corporations who might pay the bare minimal per hour, or upwards of 1.25 more per hour proclaim 10.25 to be too much. These same corporations hardly see..
..a dime from their employees being spent in the same establishments. The average fast food employee can not afford to eat at the same establishment. This would possibly change if employees had more money? This theory can be applied to many conglomerates.
Another huge argument is why does it seem our government would rather have people on EBT and other welfare programs, then forcing a minimal wage increase and penalties for underworked employees?

You should be able to get 40 hours a week. Not 26+/-
Finally.

It just makes sense.

You can't expect people to get off of welfare if they can't earn enough to break the chains that bind them.

Just my thoughts.

Thanks
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