http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/20/opinion/offenheiser-minimum-wage/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 This guy is full of shit. As a small business owner I am making no where near 200 to 1 or even 15 to 1 as what my lowest level employee is making. If they raise minimum wage then my entry level guys that I could replace with a machine, but merely kept on the job because I genuinely felt bad for them and wanted to give them a chance to make a living would be gone. Couple this with Obamacare and the massive hit I took in terms of providing health care without cutting employees or their hours and it would be bad news for a huge percentage of people working for me. I do not understand why these very liberal people cant grasp that 1. If we raised minimum wage based upon inflation rates it would be exactly where it is now unless we used some arbitrary starting point other than the inception of the minimum wage. 2. If you raise minimum wage then every other employee will want their wages raised so that they are not suddenly making what a guy is making his first day on the job when they have been working for a couple of years. 3. If you raise wages, costs go up. Even for owners such as myself that are not greedy by any means, that means either you cut jobs or raise prices -> this leads to less purchasing power so now your 10 per hour buys the same shit that your 8 per hour did. Minimum wage is bs, the market determines your pay. This is not 1920 where labor was nearly enslaved by a handful of people. America, yes is made up of large corporations, but small businesses are the ones that would get fucked by something like this. If you raise the minimum wage it will lead directly to job loss. I, as an owner making less than 8 times what my lowest level guy is making and risking millions of my own in my business, not some greedy fuck that fires 10 people to pay for his vacation home, is who would get the brunt of it. Myself and every other employee in America.