Raising minimum wage will certainly do more harm than good. More small businesses will likely fail because they won't be able to pay employees. Larger businesses that can still afford to pay employees will no doubt let people go in order to stay afloat. Inflation will ensue, driving what few hard working Americans are left with jobs further down the economic ladder towards poverty. One should not expect to make a decent livelihood from a minimum wage job; that's ludicrous, it's not a viable career option. A suggestion to anyone not satisfied with their minimum wage job: learn a trade, achieve a higher education, join the military, start your own business! There are options! Everyone is afforded the opportunity to succeed in this nation; the decision to do so is a personal one, not a national one.