You’re Worth What an Employer is Willing & Able to Pay You
The Fight for $15 campaign was at it again this past week, as workers and supporters of the movement protested on Thursday in cities across the nation. The union-backed campaign targets fast food work, for the most part, but also retail and healthcare jobs. The demand is that wages be higher, just because, with no talk of moving beyond that type of employment and bettering | Read More »
Minimum Wage Hikes Will Send Blue State Refugees To Texas
The unofficial motto of the left is “It’ll work this time.” They’ll take that thinking to Texas, which already proved that conservatism works, and turn it into another blue state for people to flee.
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Seattle minimum wage hikes already having brutal impact on unemployment rates.
The New York Post noted in an editorial today that we don’t have to wait to see how badly raising the minimum wage to $15/hour will hurt employment in Seattle: it’s already happening. Seattle instituted the hike on steps; currently, minimum wages have been raised to $12-$13 an hour. And, like clockwork, the unemployment rate in Seattle has climbed by one entire point. (H/T: @vbspurs) | Read More »
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 »
A federal minimum wage should be anathema to anybody who likes local city life.
Do you like living cheaply in your reasonably happening city? Then you shouldn’t like a higher minimum wage.
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Another Problem Caused By Seattle’s High Minimum Wage
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com I watched the video above and grappled before I could believe it. People who just got their salaries bumped by the minimum wage hike in Seattle, WA are now gripping because higher wages kick them off of the dole. Kshama Sawant didn’t see that one coming. But then again, why not? What do the Kshama Sawants of the world | Read More »
How stupidly obvious WAS this end result of the San Francisco minimum wage hike?
The minimum wage hike in San Francisco is already being seen in local Chipotle prices! …UNEXPECTEDLY. (trigger warning: sarcasm [trigger warning: trigger warning])
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Los Angeles labor unions demand exemption from minimum wage
Chutzpah. Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour | Read More »
Los Angeles vows to become the first fully-cybernetic American megalopolis.
Los Angeles has decided to pass a minimum wage increase to $15. …The fools. The poor, mad fools.
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Minimum Wage Increase Causes The Rain of Restaurant Closings To Fall On Seattle
On 1 April 2015 the minimum wage in Seattle, WA will increase to $11/Hour. This is part of a phased plan to make every employer in Seattle pay a minimum wage of $15 by 2022. The Seattle City Council is proud of their new ordnance. They talk about winning a victory for the movement, stopping the race to the bottom. They should worry instead about | Read More »
Why We Need Mike Rowe for President
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Robert Tracinski to discuss attacks on Scott Walker, minimum wage jobs and why we need Mike Rowe for President.
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The minimum wage and the Big Mac
There has been a cute little meme circulating on the internet which I use as the featured image for this post. This idea being… apparently… that in Australia the minimum wage is higher than the US yet the price of the commodity, here a burger from McDonald’s, is cheaper. Therefore, it is evil capitalist plutocrats who are screwing the people. And, presumably, the way to | Read More »
Amnesty and the minimum wage make strange bedfellows
As amnesty becomes Barack Obama’s latest Bright Shiny Political Object, let’s not forget the previous one: hiking the minimum wage. The Obamanomics argument for minimum wage hike is that wealth redistribution creates jobs. Any law that forces money to disperse from The Few to The Many supposedly creates jobs, because The Many run out and spend it like crazy, creating bountiful opportunities for business formation | Read More »