"Working folks shouldn’t have to wait year after year for the minimum wage to go up" President Obama
Yet another load of left wing drivel. Anyone who waits year after year for a raise because the government hasn't mandated a higher minimum wage ISN'T WORTH THE MONEY THEY ARE EARNING AND PROBABLY DOESN'T STILL HAVE THE SAME JOB. I worked in a warehouse, managed a different warehouse, and worked in a motorcycle shop. There wasn't an employee in either place that didn't have a raise within a year if they were still working there.
If you are earning minimum wage it is because you don't know how to do anything so you are actually costing the employer money to have you there. He (or she for those of you who watch for that kind of thing) hires you because he believes that you will eventually learn to do something useful, at which point he will give you a raise to keep you there.
If there is, in fact, a company somewhere that only pays minimum wage to its employees, I can guarantee that the employees are leaving as fast as they get some experience to go get a higher paying job elsewhere.