The Republican-controlled Senate refused Wednesday to raise the minimum wage, rejecting an election-year proposal from Democrats for the first increase in nearly a decade.
… Republican critics said the minimum wage was a job killer, not the boon to low-wage workers portrayed by Democrats.
See the narrative: The Democrats only offered the proposal as an election-year tactic, the Republicans opposed it on principal.
Fact: The Democrats offer this every year, and the Repubicans always block it. Fact: Jobs INCREASE every time the minimum wage is increased because we live in a consumer economy and more people with more money to spend increases activity. Fact: No one employs more people than they need to employ, so a small increase in wages does not cause layoffs – as the results of minimum wage increases have ALWAYS shown.