The current federal minimum wage is totally inadequate. Workers cannot make it by on $7, $10 or $12 an hour. We must ensure that no full-time worker in our modern society receives starvation pay and must therefore, increase our minimum wage to $15 an hour and make it a living wage. A job must lift workers out of poverty, not keep them in it. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage.
It is pathetic to hear billionaire bully Donald Trump declare that he wants to give huge tax breaks to the rich but opposes raising the federal minimum wage up from $7.25. Many Republicans actually said there should be no minimum wage, which is tantamount to endorsing slavery!
If the minimum wage had kept up with productivity and inflation since 1968, it would be than $26 an hour today.