Some days I really wonder why I did. I heard a little while ago that the Democrats are demanding a $2.15 increase in the minimum wage. Republicans, ever-vigilant against increasing government intrusion into the market, have countered with a $1.00 increase. Thanks, guys. Thanks a lot. What they should be fighting for is a repeal of minimum wage laws. Completely. Totally. Gone. The Federal Government (and the State, for that matter) has no business telling a private business what it can and can’t pay its employees. If someone is willing to work for $0.95/hour, then what business is it of the government? The answer is very simple: none.