Like I said, national minimum wage needs raising. But $15 an hour is pretty much over the top and WAY higher than inflation has been the last 30-40 years.When inflation exceeds minimum wage's purchasing power, that is exactly a reduction in a economic safety net.
Maybe now you get it?
For instance. Minimum wage was $3.00 an hour back in 1980. That $3 is now worth about $10 in 2021 dollars.
I mentioned above that's what I believe the NATIONAL minimum wage should be.
Individual states can raise it to $50 an hour for all I care. Good luck with that.