David Derby can make a mean crepe.
??I really like the Monte crest. It's got cheese, ham,?? says Derby. He also manages the books for The Flint Crepe Company.
??I do some of the cooking and some of the accounting. We kind of share the managing and working responsibilities here,?? says Derby.
Working out front and behind the scenes, he's torn about the proposed minimum wage increase.
??Flint doesn't have a lot of jobs. The jobs that are here don??t pay well. So it creates the question, do you raise the minimum wage, risk losing some of the jobs??? says Derby.
A question Michigan voters may have to decide this November
??It would bring more income in for those individuals who are working minimum wage. It might have the effect of depressing some jobs here and there,?? says Paul Rozycki, a political science professor at Mott Community College.
A report by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office says higher wages could mean higher prices for consumers.
??We would probably have to raise a few of our prices, yea,?? says Derby.
Which in turn, could force companies to hire fewer workers.
??Some people will get a pay increase, some people will lose their jobs,?? says Derby.
But with a wage increase push from the president, analysts say a hike is likely.
??It certainly is going to motivate a lot of voters in ways other issues may not motivate voters,?? says Rozycki.
??I really think this is a way you can help those that need the help,?? says Louise Holtz, a customer at The Flint Crepe Company.
??I??m not sure that either keeping the minimum wage low of raising it is going to fix a lot of the problems,?? adds Derby.