LISTEN: Why Is Small Business Opposed to a Minimum Wage Increase?

Date: November 12, 2014

NFIB/Illinois State Director Kim Clarke Maisch was a guest on “The Will Stephens Show” on WXAN-103.9 FM in Ava. She explained why NFIB and small business is opposed to a proposed increase in the state minimum wage:

Maisch said small businesses simply can’t afford to give employees a 30-percent pay increase. She also disputed claims that a higher minimum wage would lift working people out of poverty. “The vast majority of people who make minimum wage are actually teenagers and in college” and aren’t their families sole breadwinners.

Click here to learn more about what an increase in the minimum wage would mean to Illinois’ small businesses.

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