Ben Pixley's response to the minimum wage hike was emotionally valid, but his logic fell a little short of the mark in that it was not inclusive enough.
The fact is everyone - without exception - receives a pay decrease when minimum wage hikes are enacted. Everyone but our beloved state government, initially.
I have been disabled and living mostly on Social Security Disability for 17 years. I am on a fixed income, as are many elderly. We receive no additional funds when minimum wage increases raise the cost of goods and services; nor do my parents, who own a small business; nor, generally, do people on salaries.