The real problem, carol-dear, and it's a fatal problem, is that capitalism itself is the source of it. If you've got a labor pool of, say, 35,000,000 young Americans all looking for work at, say,Even though it's true high schoolers have a more difficult time finding decent paying jobs because computers and robots do them now...skills training and technical schools are highly overlooked as an alternative.
$9 an hour, and, at the same time, you have, say, 500,000,000 Asians who've been trained at state expense who are willing to do the same jobs for, say,.15 an hour, where do you suppose industry will look to create the jobs? But the real schtick in the eye is that these delightful Asians willing to do American work for free, will, and are currently putting pressure on our economy to lower the salary of workers so American firms can compete with, say, Chinee ones. Someday, thanks to you and your friends, carol, the minimum wage will be .14 an hour. Congratulations, honey! Everyone's gonna love you guys for restoring some common sense to fiscal policy.