VoodooV says... think of it this way. we raise the minimum wage, now that the lower and middle classes have more purchasing power, there will be more demand and businesses will be able to use that demand as an excuse to raise prices more, offsetting by far any extra money they have to pay employees. I'm fed up with this cycle we have. some douchebag raises prices because they feel entitled to more profit. because of the raised prices workers cannot afford what they could in the past and demand higher wages, eventually, with much contempt and whining, wages do eventually increase, which leads to that same douchebag feeling entitled to more profit and lather rinse repeat. I want a stable system that doesn't go through this cycle of raising costs. It's the dog chasing it's tail. Like I said earlier, no one likes demanding raises from their employer, so lets create a system that isn't based on greed, but instead on promoting a healthy and productive lifestyle so people don't have to ask for raises. I want to live in a world where necessities are cheap and plentiful. you want to price gouge me on the price of an ipad to the point where I can't afford it? that's a luxury item so I don't give a shit. I want to live in a world where it doesn't matter if I'm a ceo or a janitor, having a decent apt or home, healthcare and healthy food isn't an issue. The rest is extra. We would all be more productive if we didn't have to worry about the basics of a healthy life.