The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
As far as I’m concerned this is literally the end of the argument.
I see people complaining about “oh well if a McDonald’s employee was paid 15 an hour they’d be making more than a military serviceman. Are you telling me someone getting shot at and risking their lives deserves less pay than a fast food employee?”
No. I’m not. Also I don’t care. Pay them more too for all I care after raising it, whatever, but the point is that minimum wage is supposed to be a living wage. It currently is not, and that’s where the argument ends.
Also stop bringing “the troops” into literally every argument. /done