I hear you.You forgot the part about most small businesses run on thin margins and their owners aren't making out like bandits.
Therefore wage increases are an issue for them.
Somebody will have to eat the cost.
The business owner? The employee (lost hours, automation)? The consumer?
It's not big corporations that are getting f*cked as much, it's the little guys.
Got a good solution to protect the small businesses and keep them operating while crushing the big corporations?
The Walmartification of this country has long been an issue.