A minimum-wage job used to be capable of supporting a small family. But over the course of one senator's life, that changed.
One of the reasons Sen. Elizabeth Warren supports raising the minimum wage is that her family survived on it when it was much higher, in today's dollars, than it is today. Her mom suddenly had to go make a living, and minimum wage was the starting point. She talked about that as a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman." It's a great story.
If you have two minutes, this is really worth seeing.