I think we should allow sweatshops too so we don't lose jobs to an overseas company. I really don't think lowering our standards is the best way to achieve our goals. Lowering the minimum wage could possibly create some more jobs, but wouldn't it also just create more working poor Americans? It appears some politicians don't care about that, they just want stats to show something is going on even though that something isn't truly helping anyone (except business executives). This would be like solving our obesity problems in America by raising the weight requirements to be considered obese. We'd suddenly have less obesity but not a healthier nation.