I am not against the $15/hr wage.
But I hope that people will realize that the people who are now making $9.19 an hour (in Washington State) are not necessarily going to be making $15/hr. Some of those people will but as jobs turn over, who would you hire:
• Someone you were paying $9.19/hr?
• Or someone who just entered the labor market and willing (all you artists and writers) to work minimum when (and if) it is $15/hr?
There may be some surprises.
Yes there may be a new and substantially higher minimum wage but that different people may be filling those minimum wage jobs.