Have you? We're constantly being told we have to allow people to come here illegally because legal residents and citizens "won't do" the work they do. That indicates there is work available, from the same people who claim the minimum wage must be increased. Now mind you, just because I don't think the minimum wage is a good idea doesn't mean I don't think people should, in general, be paid more than that. I just don't think the government should be making that decision. Unless you and the other genius who responded can show me a law or de facto condition that keeps people from quitting a job for one that pays more, let me know. And don't tell me "unemployment", because the current unemployment is caused by the same people who claim to have the solution. Making employers have an even fatter payroll is going to do the opposite of creating jobs.