Clinton Backs Massive Wage Hike that Threatens Small Business

Hillary Clinton

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton earned high praise from big labor after endorsing New York’s new $15 wage that threatens to close hundreds of small businesses.

Clinton endorsed on Friday the decision from Democratic Gov. Mario Cuomo’s three-member panel to hike starting wages at all fast food establishments from the statewide minimum of $8.25 per hour to $15 an hour, a 70 percent increase.