Minimum wage should be raised because it is for one a family friendly policy. I would really benefit the women because they tend to work longer for less. justice for americans: Most of all, a big jump in the minimum wage would be a reparation. Because let’s be clear: class warfare has already been undertaken on behalf of the 1 percent. The past 30 years have witnessed a dramatic redistribution of national and personal income in favor of profits for the rich.