This will only harm small business and do nothing for the people given it. They will have more disposable income for a short time. However, once the market adjusts prices to compensate, they will find themselves with the same shortage of disposable income they have now. However, the middle class will suffer because with prices rising to cover the mandated wage increase, and not receiving that increase themselves, they will have less disposable income. It will shrink the middle class, as designed.