Not only that, but it causes inflation because people who are working slightly above minimum wage find themselves making minimum wage once again, and then they want more money, and the domino effect takes place.<quoted text>Excellent post.
Let's also keep mind: Minimum wage was not, never intended to be wages to raise a family on, earn a living on, own a home on, by cell phones, cars and big screen TVs on or be for FULL TIME pay. It was/is intended as a steeping stone for part time workers (not full time) to earn pocket change for teenagers, college students and a motivator to excel in life.
Stop your piss ant whining and get some skills/education if you don't like minimum wage and certainly don't plan on raising a family on it. That's just stupid.
If we pay people a comfortable wage for any job, then what's the point of trying to better yourself? Some politicians will come along and make it all better for you. This is the mistake we made in the apex of the union days. People would leave high school and get a job at the steel mills or GM screwing nuts onto bolts for a very good wage. When they became middle-aged and had no experience at anything, those jobs were gone forever and the workers found themselves with a house and family they couldn't afford.
These people never tried to better themselves because there was no need to. They just rode around on a floor sweeper for $45,000 per year and great benefits. They thought it would last forever.