A jump of $3 in the minimum wage?
In the 70's and 80's it would only go up a buck in the entire decade.
Most Americans don't think it's possible to live on the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and favor raising it dramatically.
They also believe the minimum wage should continue to rise to keep up with inflation even though they don't necessarily see that as good for the economy.
Just 10% of American Adults believe the current minimum wage is a wage someone can live on, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventy-seven percent (77%) say the minimum wage is not enough to live on. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. 61% Favor Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 An Hour
A jump from $7.25 to $10 would result in companies, small businesses letting workers go because they could never afford it
Here is a chart showing minimum wage history..