Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Starting Exactly as Expected: Badly
As you might remember, Seattle’s city council voted in 2014 to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15, and the first phase of this hike on April 1 of this year, with the wage increasing to $11. Since then, the job market news for the city has been, predictably, not good. In fact, while the rest of Washington state saw a growth in jobs, Seattle did | Read More »
The Law of Unintended Consequences: SEIU’s #FightFor15 Is Already Killing Jobs
Here’s another lesson in The Law of Unintended Consequences that unions should know all-too-well: Artificially-higher wages can and often does lead to unemployment. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is spending tens of millions of dues dollars on its nearly six-year old plan to unionize the fast-food industry. As it stated in its 2009 blueprint, the SEIU has framed its campaign around a fight for | Read More »
Dem Challenger To Rep. Adam Kinzinger Thinks Two Masters Degrees And Wanting To Raise The Min. Wage Qualifies Him For Congress
The Democrat seeking to unseat Illinois congressman Adam “The Young John McCain” Kinzinger, Randall Olsen, spoke with the Dixon Telegraph recently and boy is he continuing the areas Democrats habit of throwing up the weakest opponents to challenge for the 16th congressional district. According to Mr. Olsen because he has two Masters degrees(Divinity and Psychology) and because he wants to raise the nation’s minimum wage | Read More »
Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn off the lights?
Seattle’s city council (led by socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, union bosses and Democratic Mayor Ed Murray) just preliminarily voted to increase the minimum wage (in phases) to the highest minimum wage in the world. Now, as the Emerald City embarks on its merry way into uncharted economic territory, it may be worthwhile to look at its little neighbor, the tiny town of SeaTac, | Read More »