Lobbying for a $12 cheeseburger

By Mike Paranzino, The Hill

In a recent op-ed in the Congress blog, LeeAnn Hall and the Restaurant Opportunities Center’s Saru Jayaraman decry “influence-peddling” that they say is rigging the system for big business and thwarting their push for a minimum wage hike. Their panic is understandable: since the Congressional Budget Office reported that a $10.10 minimum wage mandate would kill about 500,000 working class jobs through 2016, the Senate wage hike bill has stalled.

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