I believe in Capitalism. What the market will bear The problem is it must be on a level playing field. The Wal-Mart by me is hiring, starting at $9.00 an hour. So I guess if that's the best you can do, I would get a room mate because you will not be able to carry the whole load on your own.( A dump in the USA would be middle class in Europe) And please don't have a lot of kids.
The problem with too high of a minimum wage, it cuts many out of the workforce. The nice kid who is a little slow. He is just not worth it. People just entering the work force that can't compete with an experienced older person.
The person who is really really good but you can't pay him more because you have to pay the average guy the same and he really is not worth $15.00. So the really really good one is getting screwed. Maybe the average one is a $10.00 hour worker and the really really good one should be paid $20.00 per hour. People lose their motivation !
You don't want it to be that people are punished for doing the right thing and rewarded for doing the wrong thing. I can think of so many cases where that is happening. In a truly free market, things would work out better..