Push for $15 Minimum Wage is Deeply Unpopular in the U.S.

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Many members of the Democrat Party support raising the federal minimum wage. Leftists argue that the “fight for $15” will reduce poverty and allow workers to reap the benefits of a “living wage.” 

Time and time again, the arguments in support of a higher minimum wage have been proven as demonstrably false. When the minimum wage increases, so do the prices of services and goods. Raising the minimum wage also leads to more Americans losing their jobs. In the end, any potential economic benefits are always offset. 

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Democrats want everyone to believe that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour is widely popular throughout the nation. As Breitbart News confirms, the idea of a $15 per hour minimum wage is actually deeply unpopular in the United States. 

The American Public on a $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Not too long ago, Rasmussen Reports asked the American people their thoughts about increasing the minimum wage from where it currently stands to $15 per hour. The feedback documented in this survey is very telling and not in keeping with the false narratives of the Democrat Party. 

According to Rasmussen Reports, just 48% claimed that increasing the minimum wage would benefit the nation. 33% outrightly stated that a $15 minimum wage would hurt the U.S.; finally, 10% opined that a $15 minimum wage would have no effect on the economy, while the remaining 9% declared that they were unsure of the impact such a minimum wage increase would bring. 

The polling does confirm that the minimum wage is another issue where Democrats and Republicans are significantly divided. Seven in ten Democrats stated that the U.S. economy would benefit from a $15 per hour minimum wage; 52% of Republicans, on the other hand, said increasing the minimum wage to $15 would harm the country’s economy. 

A Higher Minimum Wage Under Biden? 

Many leftists have expressed an interest in President Biden increasing the minimum wage. However, certain centrist or moderate-leaning Democrats in the Senate have expressed reservations about this; meanwhile, GOP senators are largely opposed to increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. 

As things currently stand, those in the “fight for $15” should not hold their breath. A minimum wage increase proposal did not even survive Biden’s American Rescue Plan; also, when raising the minimum wage, there are matters of inflation that people must prepare for. 

What do you think about the polling on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour in the United States? Let us know in the comments section below.