One can’t help but wonder on the correlation between Wal-Mart giving in to public pressure last February and agreeing to raise their minimum wages across the country and their more recent announcement that the world’s largest retail company will close 154 stores across the nation and an additional 115 elsewhere around the globe.  The US closings will cost 10,000 employees their jobs and I can’t help but wonder if those 10,000 would have been content still working at their old wage.  That is not apparently a big concern to New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross who just last week announced his plans to file legislation increasing the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25) to $15 per hour and indexing the minimum to inflation thereafter.  In his announcement, Norcross blamed a low minimum wage for “working families [are] struggling to pay the bills . . .” How will those 10,000 former Wal-Mart workers pay theirs?