Nonpartisan experts predict a $15 per hour minimum wage would kill 1.4 million jobs
Feb 25 2021
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, is continuing to highlight the devastating impacts of a Washington-mandated $15 per hour minimum wage—being pushed by Democrats.
In a NEW VIDEO, Ernst and Iowa small business owners from across the state describe the detrimental effects of the one-size-fits-all, Washington-mandated $15/hour minimum wage.
Click here or on the image above to watch the video.
According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, a $15 per hour federally mandated minimum wage would kill 1.4 million jobs. Another study found that it would increase child care costs on average by 21% per year for Iowa families.
Yesterday, Ernst highlighted the harmful impacts of a $15 per hour Washington-mandated minimum wage proposed by Democrats on Iowa small businesses and child care costs for working families.
Earlier this month, Ernst penned an op-ed in the Sioux City Journal describing the devastating impact of a national minimum wage spike to $15 an hour on Iowa small businesses. In an interview with Fox News, Ernst said the minimum wage hike would burden small businesses across Iowa and the nation at a time when they can least afford it.