just read that many states are bumping up minimum wage requirements. Some folks claim victory. Others like me question it's effectiveness and what message it sends. Should Govt determine wages at all? It doesn't affect all industries or businesses equally which is shady. I also find it interesting that every time they have a guy on the news who's all for this, he's an older father of 4-5 kids. Or a twenty something mother with multiple kids. Hmmm. Shouldn't these people have planned things out better? Like, ya know, don't have kids until you can support them? I remember as a kid that these menial jobs were for part timers and young kids. Maybe retirees looking for a few hours to pad their SS. Never were designed to support families of seven or eight people. So, ehhh....not sure about this. Doesn't it also irritate those who make slightly above minimum wage or who used to? They have a more desireable skill set and probably worked to get that. Now, their pay is close to the same as a totally non skilled person. Shouldn't everyone's wage also have gone up? But no, that won't happen. Not sold on this being a good idea.