The minimum wage is still below a living wage in the United States. But despite massive grassroots efforts like the Fight For 15 campaign, some are still not convinced that raising the minimum wage would produce the desired outcome.
One of the main reasons people are scared of raising the minimum wage to a living wage is because of Right-wing talking points. One of these talking points is that raising the minimum wage would increase inflation. Despite heavy historical documentation that inflation does not rise when the minimum wage does, many right-wingers still hold onto this.
Here Thom Hartmann debunks the much talked about link between minimum wage and inflation. What other minimum wage myths are keeping people from demanding a living wage?