Every wage should be a "livable wage." Many families have to depend on such wages to get by, and it is ignorant to believe that minimum wage jobs are only supposed to be for bored teenagers looking to earn extra cash after school (do we even have enough teenagers to fill all the minimum wage jobs in this country?). Fact of the matter is, there are a myriad of factors that could lead a person to having to accept a minimum wage job. One major factor is that most people can't afford the to get a university education; and what is more is that even with a university degree, you're not guaranteed a decent paying job. Not everyone has the means to get vocational training, either. Moreover, the theory that raising the min. wage would increase unemployment is still contested amongst Econ scholars, and many studies have actually found that higher minimum wages would benefit the economy in the long run. With that said, this bill doesn't raise the minimum wage even close to high enough, and the minimum tip wage is still ridiculously low, but it's a step in the right direction.