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Minimum Wage Hikes Are Wiping Out Jobs

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By Hans Bader | cnsnews

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Big minimum wage hikes wipe out a lot of jobs. Illinois recently enacted a $15 minimum wage, a large increase in the minimum wage that will be phased in over several years. And businesses are already announcing plans to close up, move out of the state, or curb their expansion in the state.  The Daily Gazette and Sauk Valley Media provide the example of Hopper’s Poppers:

“After a little more than 2 years downtown, Hopper’s Poppers – the business, and the building it’s in – are being put up for sale, the owner said.

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