If the minimum wage is too much how come minimum wage earners propelled companies like MacDonald's to multi-national corporate conglomerate status? Does the author want to bring us back to the robber baron days in which there were a few extremely wealthy people while the vast majority lived in abject poverty? Oh wait a second, if you look at the figures we getting there again. 9 an hour is a joke. It's pretty much slave labor considering what it costs to live in the USA.