Poppycock, our minimum wage in 1968 was close to a living wage for full time work and the planet didn't explode. It would only take an increase of a couple dollars an hour to the current minimum wage. We already have the minimum wage system set up.
Or, we can continue to subsidize employers inadequate pay for full time work with taxpayer supported welfare.
None of the candidates are proposing the so called "fair tax" because it is even more regressive than our present system has become.