It out not only needs to be raised, but to $15 in metropolitan area. All people add to the daily life of our society as we know it, and they should not be taking for granted for. They are not your property they're not your slaves. Food prices have increased 200% since the 70s adjusted for inflation, but in the same adjustment wages have only increased 10%. We are working harder for less, and if the prices can go up, where have the profits been going? This is a basic income inequality issue that needs to be dealt with.