Your Highness, your grace is immesurable or something like that hahahaha. To let us the peasants make $8...come on, we need to jump up with joy...Imbeciles...how can this even be a discussion? minimum wage should be two packs of cigarettes, is that simple and anyone "granting" us the favor should be run out of town! Forget inflation, complex math and all that-minimum wage today should be about $15 per hour in Chicago and that will be minimum wage because you can't leave on that but you could survive until someone stupid marries you then you will make $15.15 per hour, yearly raise but per total you will still make $15 an hour, her wage, as you most-likely be fired for making too much money and replaced with a lower-paid tech like is the case with me. I worked for Rose Pest, company owned by congressman Dold (10th district, Illinois) and half of the team there in 2010 has being replaced with lower-paid techs ) Is called "increasing the company profits" and is coming your way sooner or later...so have a decent minimum wage in place just in case...and stop licking the boots of those who "have mercy and promise" something about it. Have it done yesterday. Romney...put your mama on the minimum wage you have in mind for me, ok?