Most small retail businesses are mostly owned by individuals or families. Those small businesses that haven’t already failed are just getting back in business after the pandemic. You want to give all their employees a raise when they are trying to recover from all the money they lost over the last year ? Labor costs are by far a small business’s greatest expense. Raise wages too much and jobs disappear. Raise wages too much and pizza making robots replace humans. I think most people would like a job rather than a handout.