The minimum wage prices low skill workers out of the job market. Why would a business pay a worker 13 dollars an hour who can only produce 7.25 an hour? It would in effect be charity to do so. The money must come from somewhere, from the consumer or from the worker. Business owners do not want to burden customers with higher prices, the money will most often come from the worker in the form of less hours, cutting jobs, or by hiring less workers. Lower skill workers are the first to be hurt by the minimum wage. The minimum wage law hurts those that it intends to help. Without a minimum wage, lower skilled workers would be able to offer their work for cheaper and they could build skills and earn a higher wage in time. The minimum wage takes away the only tool lower skilled workers have to fight with. Good intentions do not always have good effects.