This is one step toward evening the playing field for working and middle class Americans, and toward shrinking the gap between regular people and the insanely rich. When the economy crashed, the cost of living in this country skyrocketed, and now, in comparison to what millions of Americans make a year, in many cases, it is barely affordable, if at all. These days, asking for healthcare, food, shelter, emergency funds, etc. all at once is considered an extreme luxury for a lot of people, forget about even "treating yourself." Not to mention, not everybody can afford to spend time and money on higher education and "professional" job markets are small, with education and experience requirements raising daily. So, raising the wages to $13 would be a start toward fixing the class inequality problem in our country. However, it would need to be specified that the cost of living cannot raise proportionally so that $13 is essentially equal to the current $8 and change, or else we are back where we started. Giant corporations can afford to make money and still pay their ceo's and shareholders a gross amount of money while still paying their employees fairly. There is no reason to say no to this except excessive greed.