That’s a very confused response.

No, it’s not confused at all; I’ve lived through enough minimum wage hikes to have seen it play out frequently! Within a few months of such a hike, prices on all essential commodities rise commensurately, as well as on services; that leaves the minimum wage earner at best no better off, and at worse with actually less disposable income since his taxes go up along with the wage hike. At the same time, those on fixed incomes are much more heavily impacted. In short, it helps NO ONE; it just looks good on paper to the Dems.