For every One Person who is stuck working 40+ hours in a dead-end job who would take that extra 1,000 dollars per month, and say, "My money worries are gone! I can now go to school and enroll in the local community college! I'm looking forward to hours of homework of Derivatives and Integrals to solve! Or I can also learn computer programming finally! I'm going to practice coding Python and C++ into the morning hours! Or I can now study Physics!! Let's memorize the Kinematics Equations! Or Chemistry! Stoichiometry problems, here I come! I can spend hours in the lab getting the experiments perfect!! Let's look into internships and get a head start on those too! This is a fantastic opportunity, I can't waste it! I'm going to hit the gym too! Maybe pick up an extra foreign language along the way!"
There are STADIUMS FILLED WITH PEOPLE who will quit their jobs, get fat on junk food, waste their lives in front of daytime TV, while high, and most likely eventually overdose. I've seen what happens to people who are freed from the consequences of their actions.
That being said...
I do think that the minimum wage should be raised. It hasn't kept up with inflation. That has wrecked the poor of America. People don't realize how badly they've been screwed, if the did, BLM and antifa riots would look like nothing compared to the revolution that would occur.
You also can't have a 15/hour minimum wage and an ENDLESS supply of third-world workers working under-the-table flooding in.
Raising the minimum wage is a perfect way to bring in inflation of consumer goods or do the exact opposite of your intended results.
You raise it and employers will either cut off thousands of low paying jobs, eg. in farms so food prices would increase, or they would hire even more illegal labor. Minimum wage is actually one of the main reasons why there are illegals flocking into the US.
Ideally you'd like to build a society without a need for minimum wage as it is just a bandaid for something bad going on.
You want to kill that which eats into paychecks of people any time tjey get a raise, or if they either got a UBI if it was implemented. You want to kill real estate rents, since it is a monopoly that just waits for your pay to go up to eat it all away that moment. No matter what you do, if you are in the bottom half, you can't save a dime.
You implement so called LVT tax, which would curb the continuous rent hikes, pop the real estate bubble going on, and the excesses collected from it could be distributed equally to people as a citizen's dividend. Or reinvested into infrastructure build.
UBI proponents are leftists who only want to print money and hand it out (and indirectly to enrich themselves, because the extra money would end up eventually in their pockets). The right wing version of this is LVT and citizen's dividend where you actually focus on how to get the money for.it in the first place and then after solving the underlying issue you realize you don't actually need to distribute any extra money to people, but you could, as dividend, if you wanted.
It won't happen because the society is too invested into the real estate bubble. The society's prosperity is proportional to house and rent price increases. It is a zero sum-game, so the bottom half will ALWAYS complain until they get their revolution.