More about the point of raising people out of poverty. If the minimum wage goes up so does the cost of living. If the cost of living rises then so would the poverty level. So I would like the National whatever explain to me how people would rise above a poverty level that would eventually have to rise do to increased labor costs. Remember where are a lot of these jobs? Supermarkets. So all these nice folks that got their raise would now be spending more money on food, as would the rest of us who didn't get a raise, that seems like good economics to me.