Government should not be setting wage levels
The minimum wage was never intended as a living wage. It was only to allow first-time job seekers an opportunity to get some basic work experience, which they could then use to progress to a better job.
Any attempt to raise the minimum wage to a living wage only reduces opportunities for people to get a first-time job.
If the government should be allowed to mandate a minimum wage, then why not a maximum wage?
Wages should be controlled by the marketplace and the worth of the individual employee, rather than arbitrary government intervention.