I had a passing thought; I wondered if God might have been drunk when He created me. Then it dawned on me--of course not! He was just God being God, and He knew exactly what He was doing and what the outcome would be.
The state of Alaska has a minimum wage which is higher than the federal level because our state leaders have made that determination.
Social Security, for example - I'm 43. I've paid into the system. You know what? That money has been stolen from me. I know that my parents who are on Social Security - they've got to continue to receive it. They're dependent on it. It is their primary source of income.