2.1 - I do not think that this is proven in all cases. In...

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-1Max Haubold New York Times The public problem posed in this article pertains to the varying minimum wages in bordering states. Particularly, the article focuses on Washington and Idaho. Washington has the highest minimum wage, at just under $8 per hour, and Idaho is still at the federal minimum of $5.15. The problem is, that workers in Idaho can very easily cross the boarder to make about 54 percent more money; causing small businesses in Idaho to raise wages, just to get people to work. The stance taken in the article seems to be supporting a raise in the minimum wage. It shows the Washington businesses to be flourishing . It connects rises in wage with prosperity and growth on the Washington side. They argue that raising minimum wages will not necessarily hurt small businesses.
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Unformatted text preview: I do not think that this is proven in all cases. In this instance, it may work for some businesses, however, America is a large and diverse place. I think that saying the minimum wage needs to be increased, and that will solve our problems is a totally erroneous statement. If you look at a state, any one, you will find diversity in the work places and economies. Take for instance, New York. It is possible for the minimum wage to be raised, and small businesses in the city to remain afloat, because they can get away with charging higher prices. If you took into consideration the northern New York farms, however, it might be harder for these places to profit if they must pay dozens of workers 8 dollars an hour to work in the fields all day....
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