we shall debate "great" at another time “Rome, 2,000 years ago, fell because the government began fixing the prices of services and commodities. We, however, know what has always happened when governments have tried to superintend the industry of private persons. The final result has always been distress, misery and despair.” Guy Harrington It has been proven that a higher minimum wage locks people out of the workforce it also increases the prices of goods and services. It also hurts the buying power of those workers just beyond the minimum wage. Right now black youth unemployment is around 50%, keep raising the minimum wage and it will go up, regardless of what FDR thought. You look at these cities like Seattle a year or so, these cities that doubled the minimum wage (or raised it 50-75%) see what has become of the labor market Finally (and you knew I had to put this in) what business is it of the Federal Govt to dictate wages?