If you agree with the concept of minimum wage (i.e. Not slave labor) then the only responsible way to do that is index it to something like the poverty level. For those against, ask yourself this, are you ok getting 2 dollar burgers if it means the person making it for you lives in a dump getting extra income from welfare that you are paying for anyways. The low wage is causing the government to shell out more money. Are you for small government or do you just hate poor people?