I think the minimum wage should be raised depending on the state. I think higher income corporate businesses such as Walmart and fast food restaurants should put their wages higher than the average since they have more money to pay out. Small businesses do not have this luxury however. My parents own a small business which only hold three to four employees a year. It can not even afford healthcare to provide its workers and even my family. Forcing upon higher minimum wage could hurt them. If minimum wage is increased, jobs will be lost and prices will go up which will make the increase useless. I do believe lower income workers providing for a family and working multiple jobs shouldn't be put on minimum wage. Minimum wage should be for beginners, teenagers, and temporary workers.