The bottom rung of the economic ladder has once again been raised higher, thus making it harder for the poor to find entry level jobs and build a career that gets them out of poverty. And, as is increasingly the case, a significant number of Indiana House Republicans voted for the increase, proving once again there is little difference between Republicans and Democrats.
Read more about this in the Indianapolis Star article "House passes minimum wage increase".
If these Republicans and Democrats truly cared about the poor, they'd try to get Congress to drop the highly regressive payroll tax, which as a portion of one's income, hits the poor much harder than the rich. But if they did that, of course, it would hit the legislators' pockets - very few of them are poor - and most are fairly rich by any standard.