The $15.00/hr is not only ushering in robotics; but causing employers to cut staff, reduce hours to part time, causing some workers to loose company insurance and causing some food services to shut down completely.
Some folks work ethic and efforts aren’t even worth $5 an hour. It’s a shame but it’s true.
This was so incredibly foreseeable.
Only libtard obliviots could possibly have missed it.
What is destroying jobs is the money being sucked out of the economy by corruption and people making ten of thousands of dollars a month. In 2018, Median individual income was $39,400.00.
The real minimum wage is zero.
The the leftists can blame white supremacy because whites will not pay $20 for a burger. The unemployed can then get on welfare and still be a voting constituency of the left.
Prime rule of the multiverse:
“Everything touched by a progressive turns to Obamastuff.”
This graph shows t raising the min. wage had no effect on youth employment None at all. (1950-2013)
The GOP needs to get behind this push and get this devisive issue off the table.
$15 an hours is a perfect win for the Democrats. It allows them to claim they are champions of the downtrodden and disadvantaged while assuring that millions will lose their jobs or never get their first job, thus assuring permanent dependency on Democrat government handouts.
2. While pay may increase, taxes also increase when a person moves from one tax bracket to another. Also Government benefits can be denied when a worker earns too much money. So a worker making $15 per hour, working fewer hours, taxed more and less government assistance can be worse off.
3. Businesses are less likely to hire entry level employees when their cost exceeds their contribution to the company.
4. What is really killing businesses with these changes is the rate of change. Going from $7.25 to $15.00 in a short time is difficult to pass along to the customers. And it is not just the worker earns a higher pay, governments calculate all types of taxes, unemployment charges and worker comp programs off employees pay. So these raise also.
But leftards don't care. Passing minimum wage laws makes them feel so good inside. Plus more unemployed causes more parasites dependent on the giverment, who will vote for dums.
However that pretty well summarizes leftist economic policy. They seem to favor policies that have 3 characteristics: centralized control/regulation; they sound good or look good on paper; and they make the leftist sheeple feel good, like they're doing something good. Problem is, they fail just about 100% of the time due to unintended or ignored obvious consequences of these policies. Leftist should never be allowed to influence policy.
The sickest thing is listening to Leftist politicians blather about helping small business when it is obvious looking at their legislative proposals that they would like nothing better than to give those kulaks a bullet to the back of the head and seize whatever loot is left.
I’m in Texas, where we still have the federal minimum wage, so I tip pretty generously for good service.
But when I do visit the Northeast and California, I play by a whole different set of rules. I figure that the tips are already built into the pricing, so nothing more. I see it as a way to preserve their jobs, since it’s less likely I’ll eat out if I have to tip on top of the $15 minimum wage.