My reply is so what? These two points are completely irrelevant.
The minimum wage is classical leftist (Democrat) demagoguery. It is designed to project a sense of compassion. In fact, it does more harm than good.
The Democrats will push their minimum wage nonsense over the next "100 hours". After that, it will go to the Senate where the Republicans will bring the issue back to reality.
What are House Democrats doing? They are buying votes. They are creating a dependency. (Vote for me and I will tell you what you want to hear.)
Take a look at The Right Minimum Wage By George Will:
"Democrats consider the minimum wage increase a signature issue. So, consider what it says about them:
Most of the working poor earn more than the minimum wage, and most of the 0.6 percent (479,000 in 2005) of America's wage workers earning the minimum wage are not poor.
Only one in five workers earning the federal minimum live in families with household earnings below the poverty line.
Sixty percent work part-time and their average household income is well over $40,000. (The average and median household incomes are $63,344 and $46,326 respectively.)
Forty percent of American workers are salaried. Of the 75.6 million paid by the hour, 1.9 million earn the federal minimum or less, and of these, more than half are under 25 and more than a quarter are between 16 and 19.
Many are students or other part-time workers.