You are correct about that! The minimum wage has been a political football for decades. When I was in high school it was 75 cents and I had trouble getting my grocery store job because of it. When I finally landed it, I worked my fanny off to try to justify myself. Today it's viewed as an entitlement. There was no way I expected to be able to support myself on a minimum wage but now, lack of being able to do that is used as a reason to increase it. It's nonsense.