It's pretty simple, really.
If you make minimum wage and don't receive a raise after a period of time, then that should be a clear signal to you that your work is not valued at a higher wage. Either you should change jobs or somehow add more value to your job. Otherwise,a hike in the minimum wage is just gonna get your butt fired.
Has anyone noticed the illegal population in this country? There is a reason they are here. And it ain't because they are guaranteed a minimum wage.
The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants