Doesn't seem like older Americans would care?
Raising the minimum wage means workers would contribute more into the Social Security system and receive more in return. Not to mention, it would improve our economy and assist in balancing gross income inequality in America.
Most workers making the minimum wage are adults, including senior citizens (ie: most minimum wage jobs are not held by teenagers who are earning extra cash; they are disproportionately women). More and more, seniors are delaying retirement or are going back to work because their retirement income is not enough. It's not easy for anyone to get a decent-paying job these days.
Gene Lantz also said, "We are standing up for our children and grandchildren. The more money our children make, the more solvent Social Security and other benefits will be, too. We seniors want to see a successful America, and we wouldn't be doing that if we ignored the younger folks."