INCREASE OR NO INCREASE - IT WILL NOT MATTER!
I have been seeking a suitable job for over a year now. I have over ten years experience in my field of work, and six years in a secondary field of work. Yet every interview I encountered had the same rate of pay which I started out with fifteen years ago! Seven or eight dollars an hour was fine when milk was only $1.89 a gallon.
I am a divorced mother of two young children, whose military father conveniently evades child support. I could have burdened the tax payers further by receiving KTAP, but I choose to work and provide for my family. After all, I am a taxpayer too.
What's your point, you might ask? The point is this: prices are going to continue to rise and keep rising, whether the there is an increase in wage or not.
The ratio of increased consumer cost is much greater than the ratio of increased wages. If you don't agree, generate your own study of wage increase for a receptionist in Kentucky.
My conclusion is that the minute increase in minimum wage will have no affect on my poor salary, yet prices will continue to rise nontheless.