They won't do a good job because they can work at McDonalds?
McDonalds is grueling work. Besides, they could pick and choose from
whatever minimum wage job they're attracted to.
Where did I ever state "they" wouldn't do a good job. Another example of someone reading something that was never stated and that is even after you quoted me. I will clarify what I meant. A Certified Nursing Aid that is responsible for Alzheimer and other vulnerable elderly patients which includes bathing, lifting, perineal care (washing private parts), changing diapers, toileting, feeding and so on is much harder than a fast food or retail job. I know because I've done all three. My point is that jobs that require very specific job skills and further education may suffer if the same can be earned at less demanding jobs with fewer skill sets needed. Do you disagree and if so explain without generalizations.
I should also say that if Minimum wage goes up then other wages, let's say $15-$20 should also go up somewhat.
And what is that "somewhat" amount? A teacher that is required to have four years of higher education, take four certification exams, and complete two semesters of teaching should earn the same as a 18 year high school student at Mcdonald? $15 an hour equivalent is about $30k a year with no overtime. A starting teacher depending on the state and county can vary at $28,000- $36,000. Pension plans for teachers are being threaten and the hours teachers put in is more than what the typical person thinks (lesson plans, grading, conferences ect...)
The main point I'm making is that the problem with income disparity isn't as simple as raising minimum wage. And the argument that other wages will rise or should rise is not valid unless you can show me proof of that happening here in America. Hence, the reason I'm interested in seeing the outcome in Seattle over the next few years. I'm in agreement a person should be able to support themselves on a full-time job regardless of job.