I saw a poll on another site that asked if we thought the minimum wage should be changed to $15 a hour. The results were interesting - 41% for it, 40% against it and 18% undecided. I understand the plight of the minimum wage worker, but it scares me if it's raised by that much, inflation is sure to follow. I might support an increase of $1 or 2 an hour, but to double it?? That's just too much. These types of jobs where never intended to be "careers", they were intended for teens looking for a few extra bucks, for housewives that wanted to work a few hours while the kids were in school, or seniors who wanted to supplement their fixed income. To think that you're going to be able to get married and raise a family working at McDonald's is a little naive. By the same token, unemployment is a huge problem and these jobs are sometimes the only ones available, and it's better to be working for minimum wage than nothing. Of course, a lot of people have found out that they can live better on welfare than by working for minimum wage. If they raise it that much and inflation does result, what happens to those on Social Security. I know quite a few people who are barely making it on SS and you know they won't raise SS payments by that much. A complex issue, to be sure.