This is a catch-22. The minimum wage could be raised but inflation is likely to increase to cover the costs of the expense to the companies. God forbid many big corporations will willfully take losses in profits to do better by their employees and not pass the costs on to the consumer. Unfortunately, many of these bills are presented as black and white but there are so many shades or grey. Instead, how about we promote a culture of ethics, livable wages, and concern for the well-being of all, instead of greed and I get mine and you get yours.