Everyone deserves to earn a living wage for their work. Every person's time and their life is valuable, as are their efforts. Income inequality is a huge problem in our country and continues to be ignored. Single parents shouldn't have to work multiple jobs just because they were born on the wrong side of the tracks. Arguments about raising the minimum wage causing inflation and lay offs, or that some amoral system should select the minimum wage "the market" are misguided scare tactics from the wrong side of moral conscience. Look at Seattle, look to San Francisco. Yes these places already had high standards of living, but the increment increases are causing economic growth. Wages have stagnated even as productivity increases and the cost of living increases. This is well overdue.