... and not just for intern workers at Tom's farm and drummers in Nadir's band. Tom, do your interns earn enough to support a four-member family? Nadir, how about your drummer? Do you guys want the government to force you guys to pay all of your employees $20,000/yr (or whatever)? Why not?
"Most of the working poor earn more than the minimum wage, and most of the 0.6 percent (479,000 in 2005) of America's wage workers earning the minimum wage are not poor. Only one in five workers earning the federal minimum live in families with household earnings below the poverty line."