Ponder the thought, if the minimum wage is increased, a number of union contracts call for an increase of pay to the workers represented by the union. If the minimum wage is increased, will not the threshold for poverty also be increased meaning more individuals qualified for food stamps and other handouts by the government.
Now considered, why set the minimum at $8.00 per hour, I think the minimum should be set to the Presidents Salary with his benefits. I to want sushi parties every wednsday with live rock groups playing., let's just keep the senate and house salaries the same. Of course a new hire is not worth that expenditure, and for that matter, the current president is not worth that wage either