Sure, if you want to raise the price of everything and prevent millions from working for ANY wage, let's do this. If you want to bring about robotics in the workplace faster, this is they way to do it. It's not a simple 'higher wages' -> 'more for everyone' equation. There's still a free market that will make a CHOICE to invest in machines vs people. And then your good will meddling will cost jobs. It's just common sense. So, yes, I understand we care about people, but why don't you let them be their OWN person. Stop chaining them to your policies. Let them earn their pay out of merit and be proud. They will learn a lot of useful skills on the way to a higher wage. They will become highly skilled workers which is what this country needs.