Absolutely, the minimum wage should be raised. It is impossible for a working adult to live off of 7.25 an hour. Most working adults should understand that. However, some will try to present minimum wage jobs as entry level positions filled mostly by high school students. Observation tells us this is not true. Walk into restaurants and retail stores across the U.S. and you will see staffs comprised of mainly adults. Adults who often work two or more jobs to make ends meet, adults who will jump at the opportunity to get overtime, just to keep their lights on. Raising the minimum wage is long overdue. $12 is a good start.