Missouri’s families and economy are falling behind. The cost of groceries, housing and other basics have gone up for years. But wages haven’t come close to keeping up. No one who works full time should need food stamps to feed their family, but that’s exactly what happens when a full-time minimum wage worker earns just $300 a week.
Missouri business owners agree that what they need is customers with more money in their pockets. Increasing the minimum wage gives customers more money to put back into our economy, helping it to grow. Customers who will then spend the money on things like housing, food, and gas. The money gets funneled back to businesses large and small who would need to hire more workers to keep up with the demand, helping to create even more economic growth.