The subject of minimum wage is an interesting dilemma. If the federal government raised the wage very much, it might cause undue hardship on small businesses, which are probably responsible for more job creation than any other businesses in the business sector. On the other hand, someone must champion the cause of the poor and especially those first entering the work force without experience. I'm not sure that these decisions wouldn't best be left with the states. It probably is time to raise the wage, but economies and cost of living vary widely. It makes more sense that the states act on this issue.
Mark H. Bradley