If only we could combine Minimum Wage laws with laws that force employers to maintain their pre-MW workforce. And why stop at just a few bucks an hour? Why not mandate a big minimum wage? Afterall, people who support Minumum Wage laws believe that governments can mandate wages. Why not just mandate huge wages? Just mandate $100,000/year for every employee, including members of Nadir's band and Tom's organic hippie farm!