Raises in the minimum wage do nothing to combat poverty, they hurt the people that they purport to help.
A minimum wage job is one that is designed for teens and first time workers. It is a job that is for someone with no experience where if they work hard they can either move up in the company or gain experience and move on to a higher paying position. When we raise the minimum businesses refuse to hire low productivity workers with no experience for high wages, not to mention health care costs.
Income inequality is a good thing Sir. It’s what makes America great. Equal opportunities but not equal outcomes. What you fail to recognize is the fact that those CEOs you site in your piece work that much harder and deserve their pay. They work harder than you and are more productive to their business, they worked hard in school to get a good education, they worked their butt off to get to the top sacrificing their free time and working 60 hour weeks. They do all that for a reason: the desire for success and the ability to take care of their family.
This is the American dream, work hard and you can succeed beyond your wildest dreams. What you are suggesting is communist and income redistribution and these tenets were proven failures just as Reaganomics was pulling our economy out of liberal malaise.