"Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages"and to everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it. If not, vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise," says Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. Minimum wage determines the way you live; you can live your life being wealthy with no problems at all, or you can struggle with bills and payments. The majority of workers receive low pay for working a full-time job. Some may even have families they need to take care of along with bills to pay, but in some states the minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Because of this situation going on today, there are too many families struggling financially, too many people living in poverty, and it"s decreasing economic growth. Specifically, minimum wage should be raised to a higher range.