Minimum wage has not kept up with inflation. You cannot make a living off minimum wage. We have made it difficult for anyone poor to attend college to get the skills they need to get paid more. People who are paid the current minimum wage are more likely to be on food stamps. In that case we the tax payers are paying these employees through the food stamp program since their employers do not want to pay them a livable wage. Get Walmart off welfare! The tax payer should not be responsible for paying a corporations payroll.