If you have done any length of research on raising the minimum wage, you know there are two sides to the argument.
You could argue either way, but there is, in my opinion, compelling data for the need for wage reform.
First of all, the last time there was a minimum wage increase was nearly three years ago to the current $7.25 or around $15,000 annually.
Who do you know that can make it on $15,000 a year? Consider a Gallup poll that noted in 2012 Americans spend around $151 a week on food alone.