My sister and I had a heated discussion this morning. She and I took different paths. She took a Federal job, I entered in to the private sector. Both of us were raised with the expectation that if you worked had, and did your job, that you were taken care of in the long term. For myself I have seen myself and so many others cast to the wayside as we approached 40 in the private sector. So in some ways are we starting to legalized discrimination based on age? Is there any reason that WalMart should pay minimum wage? Is there any reason that our minimum wage should not allow a better standard of living?