No free nation can survive very long with a corrupt dependency upside down culture and extremely weak nuclear and extended family foundation, period.
Far too many able bodied in their prime are dealing with substance abuse, dealing with the criminal justice system, and even choosing the easy self-centered way out through suicide, which deeply saddens me.
If the USA had an economy without a crippling federal minimum wade law the economy would have the societal discipline to whip this nation back in ship shape to cut it. After all a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Sure, a minimum wage law would be a good thing if done by the states, local government, and private business itself, but never by the federal government if our culture and moral values are to survive, period.
And it is all due to an economy without any real societal disciplining power left because of the USA 1938 socialist federal minimum wage law, what a shame. The 10th amendment must prevail over prices and wages if the U.S. economy is to survive.