We could examine a snapshot of ten Americans struggling to get by on minimum wage. It is not a pretty picture. However, were we to revisit them six months later, most would be earning somewhat more for their work. Government statisticians would have to select another ten Americans to produce a snapshot purporting to show that ten Americans are still on minimum wage. While true that there are still ten Americans on minimum wage, it is surely not irrelevant that they are a different set of ten Americans and that the first ten are moving up the economic escalator.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, "America's Real War," pg.250