What are your thoughts on this...before you answer...lets look at what minimum wage buys... In 1949 if you worked for min. wage over the summer by the end of it you would have enough money to buy a smith corona typewriter, 35mm camera, am-fm radio, and a 3-speed phonograph. In 2009, working for min wage over the summer is enough to buy you a Dell laptop computer with color ink printer, scanner, copier, a cannon 8 megapixal digital camera, a portable GPS system, 32 inch LCD HDTV television, 8GB Ipod, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dvd/vcr combo, RCA home theater system, cordless phone, am-fm radio, camcorder, and playstation 2 and about 7 other things. And people complain that minimum wage isnt enough? 60% of the world will never make enough money to buy what an american making minimum wage can buy over 1 summer. I think we should let the markets be free. Minimum wage jobs are not meant to be careers...they are meant to be temporary jobs while you are looking for your real job. If minimum wage was done with, you can bet that there would be plenty of jobs for all the unemployed people while they look for other work.