A few ;points here:
Many don't realize it but numerous union contract wages are tied to "X times the minimum wage. So not only does the cost of hiring minimum wage individuals go up but everyone's wage on that particular job that has that in its contract.
You often hear that "You can't wage a family on 'such-and-such' amount that is the current minimum wage. Well, if a person is qualified to earn only the minimum wage they should not have a family.
With all the benefits that people can receive now being out of work is not painful. When your bellybutton is chewing on your backbone you go find a way to earn money. Which many times is hampered by the minimum wage requirement.
If a person does not earn about twice as much as their...