Studies have proven that for every dollar added to wage increase goods rose in price by only 15 cents. So either the people at the top need to take less in bonuses and spread the companies profits throughout the company or increase their prices. If people need a service, and yes we are talking service jobs here, they will pay for it or get off their lazy asses and mow their yards themselves or fix their own meals. Inflation has outpaced the minimum wage for too long, we need to catch up. Minimum wage is nowhere close to a livable wage. Fact you cannot live on minimum wage as is now in any state working 40 hrs a week. FACT.