California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna tilted many heads with his comments regarding small businesses during a CNN interview this weekend.
Progressive Democrats are supportive of more than doubling the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.
Khanna’s home state has a $14 minimum wage due to incremental increases and will go up to $15 next year.
“Is now the right time to increase it to $15? And I should say the bill has stages, of course, but immediately it would go up about 30 percent right now. Is now the right time to do that?” CNN anchor Abby Phillip asked him Sunday on “Inside Politics.”
“Abby, it’s absolutely the right time to give working Americans a raise. Let’s look at the facts. Amazon raised their wage to $15 nationally, not regionally. They have more jobs today. It didn’t hurt job creation or business. Target