If you were already making $11-12 per hour, how would you feel about being demoted to minimum wage.<quoted text>
If minimum wage were 11$-12$ an hour, people (with some SENSE anyway) would be a lot better off...providing the economy DEflated some (as is now) in (some)price areas along with it.
(and then the rest could just be adjusted accordingly)
Increasing the minimum wage by that much would be grossly inflationary.
Even rich folks would want more to cover the higher cost of their Big Mac.