Republicans love to attack the federal government as a wasteful bloated bureaucracy, but the real waste is coming from corporations that are taking advantage of the federal government by paying poverty wages that tax payers then have to subsidize.
If you can afford to pay management millions to manipulate the political system , you can afford to pay workers a living wage. Walmart and fast food can pay 15 dollars and it would take millions off government food stamps and Medicaid.
Some politicians think that by eliminating the minimum wage, people will simply work for whatever companies will pay them. Just imagine NOT having all of "those" people around to do all the jobs no-one else wants to do