How do business owners make any profit...It is still a wage that becomes unlivable for an individual... So therefore ot traps the business and the individual from growing at all...What is needed is a complete paradigm in our thinking,,,Businesses need workers who are skilled and ready to go.. Help the business build training programs and skill people to ove from minimum wage to a full time salary with benefits... The reason for a $13 minimum wage is to keep people trapped in poverty. Then they do n ot want to move out and become more valuable to society, We are developing a huge welfare state already and people on welfare make more than they can work for now. So Stop paying people not to work...Welfare only works when ot is set up for a limited amount of time...after that time has passed,,,then welfare recieptients need to find work.