Give this WaPo editorial a quick read. It’s a nice description of a plan that raises low incomes by both raising the minimum wage and expanding the EITC. I’ve heard some legitimate concerns about some of the proposed EITC tweaks in this plan, but it strikes me as a good starting point. Note that both this piece and the one about the UK increase in the minimum (see earlier post) recognize that the higher minimum generates some public savings by reduced spending on safety net programs. The proposed US plan applies some of these savings to the higher EITC.