Thoughts on low wages
People can not make enough wages at $7.25 an hour to live a decent life. Raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour will do no good unless a cost of living increase is attached to it. But something needs to be done so people working will benefit more than by not working.
What should happen is companies put more money in the pocket of workers through higher wages than in their own pockets and stop paying higher dividends to shareholders. Prices and profits keep raising but wages at a standstill is doing away with the middle class American.