Raising minimum wage to improve low-income workers' standard of living clouded misconception; the price floor created by the wage hike actually reduces the demand for labor and cuts the number of employees willing to work for lower wages, reducing their standard of living to nothing because they no longer hold a job.

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The Economic Issue

Raising minimum wage forces companies and businesses to lay-off workers, and reduces the number of potential employees. The price floor, the government regulated minimum wage requirement forces the price of labor higher than equilibrium, creating a lower demand for labor surplus of workers. The unfortunate laborers who can no longer acquire jobs go into poverty.
The socioeconomic issue the minimum wage problem creates is whether to allow lower wages and reduce unemployment, or to ensure those who are employed have the higher standard of living that shrinks the poverty gap. Either way there will be discontent, people will have to work multiple jobs, or suffer the affects of unemployment.