I find it rather fascinating that the US government legislators and even the President of the United States somehow claim that raising the minimum wage will help people with a higher standard of living. It’s simply not so. For instance, if everyone worked union and everyone made more money, we would have wage inflation and in that case the money would be worth less than it is today, therefore everyone would be equally as poor as the next, so that line of thinking, that mandating higher pay is good, is hogwash and economics 101 tells us so.Of course, therein lies the problem as most Americans haven’t taken an economics class in high school, and they are hardly teaching it in college. It should be a prerequisite for every degree program. Another thing people don’t understand is that if you raise the minimum wage, there are many businesses which cannot survive. Some business models if they raise the price of whatever it is they are selling, no one will buy it, and the business will have to close. A closed business last time I checked doesn’t hire anyone. Further, everyone has to have a job to start out to learn how to work, customer service, and how businesses operate.Those new to the labor market are of no value to a business, and if you own a small business you already know this, you spend half your time fixing their mistakes. Actually they should pay you for the privilege of you teaching them what needs to be done, because all they do is cost you money at first. Oh sure, after about two weeks they get the hang of it, and if they don’t quit on you, then they can help you make money, but there’s a good chance they may not be worth the minimum wage you are forced to pay them.The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article published on February 25, 2013 titled; “A Higher Minimum Wage – But Not for College Interns in Congress,” by Dwight Lee which noted; “Senators know that even unpaid entry-level work can be valuable. That’s why some of their employees work for nothing,” and what it didn’t say is the rest of their staff is last minute law-firm lobbyists that write the bills on behalf of their clients using federal word processors and computers the night before.Look, here is the deal, Washington DC is broken and if I am elected I will move the US Congress to Battle Mountain, NV also known as the armpit of the world with no real accommodations to support K-Street or union lobbyists flying in all day to take our legislative branch to expensive lunches and dinners.Okay so, that was a bit of a tirade but the reality is that minimum wage laws don’t really help anyone, and even if they temporarily help some people, they actually increase unemployment. I don’t see how increasing unemployment right now is going to do us any good. In the inner cities it will just cause crime rates go up, businesses close, and the tax base wither hurting city services.Indeed I hope you will please consider all this, and if you disagree with me go ahead and read any of those textbooks called; Economics 101, and once you understand how it works then you may shoot me an e-mail with your argument.