Perhaps the reason the minimum wage has not tripled, Senator Pocahontas, is that the productivity of the people who make minimum wage has not tripled. That is so simple, even a Democrat should he able to understand.
We can automate assembly lines to increase productivity. We can add computers to increase productivity.
However...it you look at a minimum wage kid in 1960, sweeping the floor at the local drug store, I bet he was a more motivated worker than a minimum wage kid today working at McDonalds.
Could Massachusetts really elect someone so dumb? Wait, they put Barney Frank in office for 30+ years.