Should the US raise the minimum wage to $9.00?
In 1962 the minimum wage was $1.25, gas was about 33 cents, a new midsized car $2,500, and you could buy a decent home for $25,000. Some other items such as electronics have gone down in price but others such as cell phones didn't even exist.
According to US inflation statistics the minimum wage should be $9.50 adjusted from the 1962 figure.
It is difficult to live on the minimum wage and saving impossible. You live pay check to pay check and some bills are paid late. You would jump at the chance to increase your wage with no loyalty to your current employer.
The problem with raising the minimum wage is that, just like everything else they do in Washington, it is long overdue. So expect huge complaints from some employers and right wing economists.