The overall negative impact on the economy by raising the minimum wage outweighs the benefits. As much as I would like for hard working individuals to earn more from these minimum wage positions I think they more so need to understand that a majority of these minimum wage jobs need to be seen as transition jobs not careers. Many Americans are stuck in the lie that they deserve more for less. Raising the minimum wage will hurt small businesses and raise the cost of living for everyone because of how these businesses will have to compensate for the increased wages. Dont give them more money but more opportunities.