Minimum wage workers on average have harder jobs than the educated. You think someone relaxing at a desk all day deserves more than someone breaking their back? Ridiculous!!! Lots of educated workers would cry and fall apart and not be able to handle minimum wage jobs. $12 is nowhere near enough, should be more like $25. Plus why are we forgetting the disabled and elderly, they deserve enough money to live comfortably too. If the minimum wage increases so should social security. Especially as the government has been complicit in the systemic poisoning of the country, disabling a significant portion of the population. Minimum wage jobs are often more important to our society than white collar jobs, without these workers our society would collapse. Get it together and protect our citizens from greedy corporations and their lackeys in congress.