Saturday, October 22, 2016
Minimum Wage Increase Coming
According to The Hill, Republican opposition to raising the Federal minimum wage is "crumbling." Republicans' own polls of their supporters show that most Americans support raising the minimum wage, including small business owners. Republicans seem to be coalescing around the $10/hour proposal made by Trump and many others. Hillary switched from her old $12/hour plan to $15/hour during the primaries, probably thinking that $15/hour would never get through Congress anyway. So I would expect a raise to somewhere in the $10-$12/hour range next year.