I agreed with you up until the greedy employer part. Your point about those who have worked their way up is especially well taken.the minimum wage was increased to $10-$15 per hour? What happens to those who started at minimum wage and worked their way up to $10-$15+/hr? They would all need raises too. So to say raise it to even $10/hr is not very bright. Minimum wage jobs aren't for trying to support a family. If that's the best job you can get...work 2. Sadly, I've seen the wage rates go down on some jobs needing skilled workers as the need for employment increased. Greedy employers who can have the pick of the litter for dirt pay. It's time big companies cut executive 6 figure bonuses and passed it down to employees and consumers. Doing away with 1 6 figure bonus could save lots of jobs. They have enough money already!
The money that any business makes belongs to the owner(s) to do with as they please. Employees have no claim on anything above and beyond the compensation they agreed to when they took the job. If you have two cars and a big house that you worked/paid for and want to keep them, is that greedy? The money belongs to the owner no matter how much it is and it is no one's business but theirs how they spend it. That includes bonuses. End of story.
Any smart business person likely knows that good, qualified people are a big asset and that they need to be taken care of in order to ensure success. That doesn't mean those people are entitled to any more of the profit than the owner is willing to give though. Do those same employees who complain about executive compensation and bonuses share in the losses in a down market? No, not generally. So why then should they be entitled to more of the profit in good times?
The problem with the people making laws is that most don't understand even the most basic principles of business. They deal on an emotional level and can garner a lot of political support by telling you how greedy business owners are and how you deserve better.