If the minimum wage had simply tracked U.S. productivity gains since 1968, it would be $21.72 an hour -- three times what it is now.
The minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
It should be $21.72 an hour.
We simply cannot afford to raise the wages for the working classes of this country.
Because after all, how can the crooks on Wall Street possibly get by on less than record profits and compensation?