The minimum wage should indeed by raised to $4.21 later next year. The raise in the minimum wage will not only provide more spending money for those at the bottom of the working scale, but it will also help them keep up with current inflation. Those who receive minimum wage salaries often struggle to eat every day, and this raise in support will aid them in their struggle to satisfy their families and themselves. While professional athletes get millions of dollars every year, why shouldn't others who work just as hard or harder get at least a tiny fraction of that amount? n
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.