Minimum Wage Yet Another Mandate on Small Business
Yet Another Mandate on Small Business
Votes Bill to Increase Labor Costs
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29,
2014 — Today the National Federation of
Independent Business (NFIB) sent a letter to
the United States Senate stating that it is counting S. 2223 as an NFIB Key
Vote in the 113th Congress. S.
2223, the Minimum
Wage Fairness Act, would increase the minimum wage to $10.10, increase
tipped wage, and permanently index it to inflation.
NFIB opposes any effort to increase the
federal minimum wage because small businesses are the least able to absorb such
a dramatic increase in their labor costs.
“Yet again, lawmakers are targeting the
nation’s economic engine – small business owners – with an anti-employer agenda,” said NFIB Manager of Legislative Affairs Ashley
Fingarson. “With increases to health care costs, higher taxes, more
costly regulations, and now a dramatic minimum wage increase, small business
owners simply can’t afford another excessive government mandate. It could not be clearer from our studies and
the recent Congressional Budget Office report – raising the minimum wage
will kill jobs and stifle economic output.”
the Key Votes each Congress to rate small business advocacy among Members of
Congress. The information is then compiled and sent to each Congressional
office at the end of the congressional session. Lawmakers who vote with small
business 70 percent or more of the time may earn NFIB’s Guardian of Small
Business Award, demonstrating their commitment to protecting free enterprise.
Just as important, this report highlights lawmakers who vote against small
business issues a majority of the time.
is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in
Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 to give
small-business owners a voice in public policy-making, NFIB’s policy positions
are set by its 350,000 business-owner members, who send their views directly to
state and federal lawmakers through NFIB’s unique member-only ballot. NFIB’s
mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and
grow their businesses. More information is available online at www.NFIB.com/news.