America's fast food industry could see much skinnier profits if a President Hillary Clinton becomes reality on Election Day.
"We also have to make the economy fairer. That starts with raising the national minimum wage," Clinton boasted to a packed house at Hofstra University during the first presidential debate. Clinton hasn't exactly hidden her displeasure with the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour while on the campaign trail.
On her website, Clinton stresses that someone earning the minimum wage spread out over 40 hours--which is about $14,000 a year -- simply is unable to make ends meet given the higher cost of living. The former First Lady and Secretary of State proposes raising the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, and supports efforts by cities and states to raise their own minimum wages even higher.