A statutory minimum wage should be to protect unskilled, entry-level workers--like high school students getting their first job. It's not intended that 10 or 20 or 30 years later, a parent with a family is still in that minimum wage job.

Let's not raise the minimum wage to be a "living wage" that can support a family. That will harm the economy and simply decrease the number of minimum wage jobs available. Let's focus on improving the skills of unskilled people.

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