Dear wiggle:OK, I have a conspiracy theory!! The results are known - labor increases will put stress on a business. What businesses are most likely to fail? Local Mom n Pop places that only have one location.
This is Wal Mart 101 - run out the small businessman and take his customers, and eventually everyone is at your mercy for goods/services. Who spends billions buying legislators? It's not small business owners. I'm sure someone in Super Mega Giant Corporation has thought "if only we could get rid of every competing local business, it would be one step closer to us being able to own everything!" Well, they've figured out how to do it.