Hey Liberals, Here’s What Happens When You Raise the Minimum Wage
One hot topic of the liberals is the push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Some how in the minds of the economically ignorant, this will lift millions out of poverty and magically close the income gap versus the top 1%.
Here’s what’s happening in Seattle where liberals decided a minimum wage hike would lift up low-wage workers.
Guess what… these workers would rather have their government freebies than work harder at a higher wage:
An unintended consequence of Seattle’s plan to give every worker a “living wage” exposed some employees’ not-so-secret motivation: they want more money, but they don’t want to work for it.
Seattle workers who celebrated the city’s $15 an hour minimum wage are now asking for fewer hours so they can keep their welfare benefits, Fox Orlando reported Thursday.
Home nursing nonprofit Full Life Care told KIRO-TV that several workers have asked for fewer hours.
“If they cut down their hours to stay on those subsidies because the $15 per hour minimum wage didn’t actually help get them out of poverty,” said KIRO-FM radio host Jason Rantz, “all you’ve done is put a burden on the business and given false hope to a lot of people.”
Nice job Seattle liberals.
You’ve added an increased wage tax to low margin independent businesses such as restaurants.
You’ve done nothing to lift people out of poverty.
You’ve forced small businesses to increase their prices which hurts consumers.
All this fuss about raising the minimum wage is a waste of time.
Today with the Internet, the global economy, and free or low cost collaboration tools, there’s never been more opportunity for smart, hard-working people.
Maybe that low-wage restaurant job is the intern learning step to figuring out the opportunity?
Certainly the false hope of getting a mandated raise from the government isn’t the answer.