So people with minimum skills should be offered more? No one would ever get ahead. The idea that we should all be economically equal is stupid. An increase in minimum wage will increase our unemployment rate since no one wants to increase their prices just to pay a part time worker $13 an hour. Minimum wage isn't meant for middle aged people who went down the wrong path in life. You should have to work to get a higher pay rate. Don't let this country suffer because you refuse to develop new skills and stay at an $8.10 (M.W. in Ohio) job.