It's been major point of contention for awhile that the US minimum wage law has not risen enough over the past years or that it should be raised to $15/hr. I tend to disagree with the second just based on the major fact being the large differences in the cost of living across the states. https://www.minimum-wage.org/wage-by-state Instead... I am of the opinion we keep the current laws, but instead provide a mandate that states must follow in that: Every two years states would be required to update their minimum wage relative to an algorithm composed of the following: -Means testing according to the cost of living plus -Inflation. And... Currently states are not required to have a minimum wage. The federal minimum wage should be abolished and instead mandates provide the backbone that states use themselves to set their local wages. This may even have the added benefit where states compete for a lower cost of living to get their respective minimum wages down.