HEY, SEATTLE. How’s That $15 Minimum Wage Working For Ya?

A while back, I posted about the city of Seattle, AKA San Francisco North, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour in response to the leftist lunatic fringe living there.

And, as I predicted, because it happens every time artificial levels of what something is worth are imposed, this “stroke of geniusness” has backfired. Walter Hudson at PJ Media.com fills us in.

 

Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Killing Jobs, Hurting Students

Surprise, surprise. Artificially hiking wages hurts the people it’s intended to help.
May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am

Elsewhere, small-business employees initially thrilled by the “raise” granted them by the city have since learned that they’ll be losing their jobs later this year. Red Alert Politicsreports:

[Z Pizza] owner Ritu Shah Burnham said she just can’t afford the city’s mandated wage hikes.

“I’ve let one person go since April 1, I’ve cut hours since April 1, I’ve taken them myself because I don’t pay myself,” she told Q13. “I’ve also raised my prices a little bit, there’s no other way to do it.”

It turns out higher wages don’t grow on trees.

How did THIS work out for you, Seattle Moonbats ? Not too well, like ANYWHERE else this shit is tried. Morons.

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Gee, no shit. Who, with the exception of the idiots and space cadet leftists who pass as “leaders” in Seattle could NOT see THIS coming  ? I predicted shit like this last year, when the moonbats first started on the warpath to this economic suicide. But, instead of blaming the leftist lunatics who enacted this insanity, no, the rubes who vote for these leftists, they will blame “evil, greedy business owners”.

A lesson for the rest of the morons who think, just because the leftists, and unions tell them they are worth $15 per hour, that paying an artificial wage backfires every time it is tried. and WHO gets hurt the most by this insanity?

Gold star if you said those who these “kind-hearted, more caring than anyone else” leftists claim they are trying to “help”. Asshats, STAY THE HELL out of affairs between private businesses and their employees. It is OBVIOUS none of you EVER have tried to run a small, or any other kind of business.

If you HAD, you would see right away the inherent stupidity in your actions. Let the FREE MARKETS decide what the prevailing wage rate should be. Not some arbitrary number you leftist loons can’t even count to.

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CLYDE. Amazing how leftist “good intentions” usually turn to dog shit.

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13 Responses to HEY, SEATTLE. How’s That $15 Minimum Wage Working For Ya?

  1. carolinmd says:

    I love it when the truth hits the fan and smears the know-it-all leftists with their own propaganda.
    Sure, raising the minimum wage sounds good, but that inconvenient element called reality has a way of making it’s way to the forefront, popping all the phony little bubbles.
    It amazes me that a half- brilliant man like Fox News commentator, Bill O’Reilly uses the bad half of his brain to promote the higher minimum wage propaganda that just can’t work. Run a small business for a few months and the impossible play of numbers proves beyond a shadow of doubt what can and cannot be done.

    • Clyde says:

      The Bloviator Extraordinaire should just fade away. Never have cared much for him. As with everything else, carolinmd, you damn well liberals do this idiotic crap just to make THEMSELVES feel better, no matter the consequence. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Kathy says:

    Be careful what you ask for, eh?

    When the average restaurant only clears about a 15% profit and you double one of your primary expenses, well, you do the math, because it just doesn’t compute.

    • Clyde says:

      Shit, Kathy, I seriously doubt, with Obamacare, and the rest of the idiocy coming from D.C. if ANY restaurant is close to a 15% margin. The average is around 6 to 7%, IIRC. These loons NEVER examine the REAL results of their “good intentions”.

  3. Buck says:

    Poetic Justice, Personified!

  4. vonMesser says:

    The people (Shawa for example) who pushed this through the City Council (no public vote allowed) are avowed socialists or in one case an actual communist. They had an interesting panel discussion on this last year set up by KTTH Radio and Ben Shapiro. They just did another panel discussion on race relations last month.

    • Clyde says:

      What is it about Seattle that attracts so many leftist loons, vM ? We have them here in the Peoples’ Republik Of Ann Arbor as well, when they tried this lunacy, it was shot down.

  5. Uriel says:

    Good rant. Sure hope others across the country pay attention. It Should be obvious even to math challenged like me…higher wage=higher cost for labor=higher cost tripled for end product. Especially where there are middlemen who also pass on cost of handling duh…….good rant Clyde

    • Clyde says:

      Leftists understand economics about as well as truck drivers understand not swearing, Uriel. Thanks for the kudos.

  6. Grouchy says:

    That council must be, individually and collectively, “Some special kind of Stupid”.
    A TWO YEAR OLD could have seen this coming~!

    • Clyde says:

      I believe you have nailed it, GF. Take a bow. And, as we all know, and Ron White tells us, “You cain’t fix stupid”.

  7. CW says:

    The liberals’ definition of an economic solution to a problem is to figure out a way to pass the cost onto someone else.

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