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Raising the minimum wage would help the economy

It's no secret that the cost of living is constantly increasing, yet the minimum wage remains stagnant. This means that many hardworking individuals are struggling to make ends meet, even though they are working full-time jobs.

Raising the minimum wage is an important step towards creating a more fair and just society. By ensuring that hardworking individuals are able to earn a living wage, we can help reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth, and promote greater equality.

It's time for Congress to take action and raise the federal minimum wage. For over a decade, the wage has been stagnant at $7.25 per hour, making it difficult for full-time workers to make ends meet.

The Fair Labor Standards Act, passed in 1938, aimed to eliminate wages that were detrimental to the minimum standard of living. Yet, in 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025, and unfortunately, Rep. Jack Bergman of MI01 voted against it.

Raising the federal minimum wage also stimulates consumer spending, helps businesses' bottom lines, and grows the economy. A modest increase would improveworker productivity, and reduce employee turnover and absenteeism. It would also boost the overall economy by generating increased consumer demand.

No one should have to struggle to pay for basic necessities such as rent, food, education, or even a well-earned vacation. It's time for our representatives to understand the importance of a fair minimum wage, and I am here to support and advocate for this cause.


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