-- why I know min wage doesn't work and hurts everyone especially those it is supposed to help.
Before my wife and I got married, she worked at a day care and I worked at a grocery store. That was our first jobs. We had no experience. Then min wag went up, not much just about 25 cents, but back then min wage was about $5. A funny thing happened, the law passed and the daycare raised their rates to compensate. The funny part was, the cost went up 6months before anyone got a raise(because the law wasn't in effect yet). Now, the thing about daycare is that if you are going to have a 2 income home then someone has to watch the kids. If you are struggling (and many people do) to pay daycare, if the price goes up before you get a raise.. how does that help you? (Again, think min wage jobs, and two income family trying to make it).
O, but why did the daycare raise their prices before, and not after.. are they "evil". No, their profit margin is tight. Insurance kills them. Not only that, but the day care increase alone made up for a large portion of that raise.
And they aren't a "special" business.. every business does that. Added all up, it is MORE than the wage increase pays for.
So the there isn't anyone that it helps. Of course on the grocery side they just didn't hire as many bag boys, or buggy pushing people. Just one or two less maybe. But now years later you can really see it. The store I worked at used to have a bag boy for every open register.. now they have one for 5 open registers, or only 5 at the most busy times.
True story.. but hey, maybe practical economics work different where you live. But I have never heard of a business say they were going to go out and hire MORE people because the wages went up.