People do not realize that they are cutting the tree they are sitting on by this demand. No business can have outsiders decide arbitrarily what the rate of pay should be, and if it is too high the business will not stay alive to pay higher wages than can sustain such a business. One more thing they are ensuring by this demand is that no young, inexperienced person will ever be given a chance to work and learn a skill. Too bad they do not have any understanding of the business world. Another problem is that after decades of unions demanding artificially high wages, businesses gave up and moved their manufacturing plants first to Japan (’60’s), then the general Far East (Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.) and finally China today. So here comes all these new workers into the workplace and they don’t have the chance to get a high-paying manufacturing job because they aren’t here anymore. So they slip into the restaurant and hospitality industry and are now demanding similar wages to fold napkins and towels that they would have received machining parts for a freighter. No matter how high you make minimum wage it will always be at the bottom of the pay scale. The costs of goods and services will rise to compensate for the increased labor costs and the buying power of those at the low end of the wage scale will not improve. I am however looking to the day when you can drive up to a Hamburger Robot, get a fancy burger and sides and be on my way. It’s coming sooner rather then later.