Liberals want a $15 per hour minimum wage across the country. Informed conservatives know that a rise in the minimum results in jobs being lost and businesses closing. Democrats, on the other hand, see raising the minimum as a way to get votes during the midterm elections. Proving that Dems don’t care anything about hard-working Americans.
Against good advice, a handful of cities have implemented their own $15 minimum wage ordinances. Fast on the heels of a landmark study that found that higher minumum wages actually cost low-skilled workers in Seattle money, Minneapolis decided to give in to the Fight for Fifteen.
The Minneapolis City Council approved a $15 minimum wage Friday, a move years in the making that will affect hundreds of businesses and thousands of workers across the city.
The vote adds Minneapolis to the list of cities, including Seattle, San Francisco and Washington that have approved similar measures in recent years.
Economist Mark Perry pointed out that a minimum wage hike to $9.50 was enough to result in the loss of thousands of food service jobs in Minneapolis. Imagine what a 50 percent hike in the minimum will do!
The Political Insider reports:
I miss the days when I could illustrate the absurdity of the minimum wage to my liberal friends by stretching it to extremes. If something like a $9 or $10 minimum wage is so great, why not $15 or $20 an hour in that case? The point of such a question was to get liberals to realize that there’s a point where even they would have to recognize that the minimum wage costs jobs – but nowadays, they’re more likely to take such a question as a policy suggestion.