No one can survive on minimum wage. Raising the minimum wage is one of the most important tasks in front of us. Our economy and our people cannot grow and become better if they are not even earning enough to put a roof over their head. How are people supposed to pay for college, their health care, daily necessities? We as a nation should not allow our citizens to live in poverty like this. This is a direct contributor to the poverty level in this nation and its time we do something about it.