I've heard of raising the minimum wage but never dropping it. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour was a mistake. He's says the minimum wage will return to $7.70 an hour. Whose idea was it to raise the minimum wage in the first place? Has anyone else ever heard of "dropping" the minimum wage? Minimum wage set to drop in Missouri ST. LOUIS -- Cities all over the United States have been boosting their minimum wage. It's up to $15 an hour in Seattle, but it's going in the opposite direction in St. Louis, Missouri. Amer Hawatmeh's family-owned restaurant in downtown St. Louis is struggling. Along with rising sales taxes, and meat prices, a minimum wage hike to $10 an hour two months ago made it expensive to stay open. So he's cut back from five to two days a week for lunch. His hamburgers are smaller, his entrees pricier and his customers scarcer. Hawatmeh believes it's not the government, but a combination of worker determination and customer demand that should set the correct wage. "That's how I built myself," he said. "That's how I'm teaching my children to build themselves. Don't ask what do I get, ask what can I do." And Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens agrees. Next month, the minimum wage will return to $7.70 an hour -- ten bucks an hour was a mistake, he says.