Here's the deal: The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour for the last 12 years, and now that Democrats control both houses of Congress and the presidency, many are calling on them to raise it to $15 an hour.
Across the country, people are quitting their jobs, having realized that $7.25 an hour just ain't worth it.
Of course, as always in America, there are a lot of people who don't want a federal minimum wage increase to happen. Here are some of the worst arguments they've made:
1."Taco Bell prices will go up":
2."People need to work for peanuts":
3."People on minimum wage in the US live like kings":
4."Eggs and milk will cost $6 (which is already the price of eggs and milk)":
5."You're a failure if you work a minimum wage job":
6."The minimum wage should actually be zero dollars":
7."People don't deserve it":
8."A fast-food worker shouldn't make so much":
9."There actually SHOULD be jobs people can't live off of":
10."People will buy luxury cars on $15 an hour":
11."Just look in the 'Sunday paper'":
12."People aren't meant to be able to live off of minimum wage":