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PRINCETON MODEL CONGRESS

Committee: (Public Welfare)

Principal Author: Zacoya Pabon


Co-Author: Sonora Coles

Bill No: (016)

Political Party: Grey

Title of Bill: Raise the Minimum Wage


BE IT ENACTED BY THE PRINCETON MODEL CONGRESS
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Preamble: Whereas the board allows the raise of the minimum wage from its current $10
per hour to $15 per hour over a ten year period. This will involve a $1 per hour wage
increase every two years. Many people within the Solano county area work for minimum
wage. The current GDP has been declining over the years, due to a very slight increase in
wages compared to an immense increase in inflation in America over the years. The current
minimum wage has been found to be unfit for people to sustain themselves. This bill will
mandate that employers pay their employees according to the guidelines.
SECTION 1: The CPI is a measurement of the rate of inflation within the economy over a
year or a number of years. The GDP can be found through the use of CPI and the minimum
wages of the current year or years. The GDP is a weighted average of the worth of the
money that citizens are actually gaining over the years, as both wages and inflation increase.
SUBSECTION (A): It has been shown that the GDP has fluctuated in the last
decade and, in recent years, the wages have grown minuet in comparison to the inflation,
which causes a lowered GDP. Based off of this, one is able to see that the cost of basic
amenities is higher than the wages that people are currently receiving.
SECTION 2: Raising the minimum wage another five dollars over a ten-year span would be
a definite change and would raise the GDP immensely. Normally, the rise in minimum
wages is a dollar at the most, which tends not to change the GDP significantly and,
therefore, the rise of inflation soon overrides the increase, making it void.
SUBSECTION (A): What this means is that people will have a better chance at
affording the basic amenities that are required to live simple and comfortable lives for a
longer period of time.
SECTION 3: This bill shall go into effect 91 days after passage.