With momentum building at the federal and state level to increase hourly base pay, more than three-quarters of Americans (76%) say they would vote for raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour (it is currently $7.25) in a hypothetical national referendum, a five-percentage-point increase since March. About one-fifth (22%) would vote against this.That includes 3 out of every 5 Republicans. So you know this is NOT going to be allowed to happen.
*Small Business is defined as Koch Industries.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]