Increasing the minimum wage to 15 dollars is ridiculous. It will lead to higher cost of living and a lot of people will be laid off. Those lucky enough to keep there jobs will have to makeup the work for those that are laid off. And the wage increase doesn’t fit most jobs. Does the 16 year old working at McDonald’s who is still heavily supported by his parents deserve the $15 an hour? Why should minimally skilled individuals get rewarded wages that more skilled workers already have? I understand increasing the minimum wage to make up for inflation and the increasing cost of living but doubling it is insane.
Since high school I’ve worked at this one place for 6 years and in that time I’ve had 6 raises and now in my state I’m seeing they’re eventually increasing the minimum wage to what I make now. Now I have a new job that is in my field and requires a lot more skills and training. I make fairly more than the current minimum wage but when that increases does my current wage increase in response to that? Probably not. It sucks. I worked at my job to get that increased wage and I put in work at school to get that other job. But I don’t want to sound bitter, I just don’t think increasing the minimum wage such a substantial amount will solve anything and will set people back in the long run.