Ah conservatives. Complain about people on Federal assistance. Ignore the fact that 90 percent of people on assistance are in homes where someone works full time and then complain about people being paid too much when discussion of the minimum wage comes up. If you want people off federal assistance, they have to be paid more.
If a person works a forty hour week and still can qualify for Federal assistance than they are being paid too little.
And there is zero evidence out there that raising the minimum wage increases costs. Which is why none of you have actually posted any hard proof of that. From a business stand point, it doesn't make sense. If you are about to pay more in payroll, why risk losing business by increasing prices? There are multiple other ways to offset an increase in payroll that don't include raising prices that any smart company could take.
Also, if you can't afford to pay 9.00 an hour in a country where a cheeseburger can cost 10.00 then you are doing something wrong.