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June 2, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Hippie infestation.

Seattle’s city council on Monday unanimously approved an increase in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the nation’s highest by far.

The increase was formally proposed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and his spokesman said he intends to sign the ordinance on Tuesday.

Apparently unaware that it doesn’t have the weather advantages that other places pricing themselves out of existence do (Los Angeles, anyone?), Seattle seems to be ready to set a record for how many businesses it can ruin.

The earnest idiots who whip up this minimum wage frenzy always use big corporations in their examples. It’s usually along the lines of, “The CEO of McDonald’s makes millions while the burger flipper struggles and that is wrong BECAUSE FAIRNESS.” No discussion of the fact that an entry level, part time job isn’t supposed to be your adult income wage for life.

What they don’t discuss is just how stifling this progressive feel good, math-hating nonsense is to current and aspiring small business owners.

Because they want to drive as many people as they can into financial hell.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.
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The people of Seattle are getting exactly what they deserve. They elected these morons.
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The origin was not the mayor (though he promoted it heavily, both as mayor and as leader in the state legislature prior to being elected Seattle mayor), but a newly-elected city councilwoman (Socialist Party). She campaigned on a $15/hr minimum wage and organized many, many events whipping up the fast-food employees to demand it. She's still fighting to have the $15/hr go into effect immediately (as passed, the law allows a phase-in of 4-7 years) and for tips and healthcare to NOT be included in the computation. Seattle is so full of the progressive elites and the non-thinking 'entitled' workers!! Way to destroy a city's economy!
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So, what's a cup of coffee gonna cost now?
7 weeks ago
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Cup of coffee? What's that? Oh, wait, I remember those! All the business that used to sell those moved to Idaho where minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
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>>Because they want to drive as many people as they can into financial hell.
I don't think they are malevolent, just seriously and dangerously ignorant. They don't quite think money grows on trees, but they don't get the effort/reward ratio either. "If we just take some money away from daddy warbucks and give it to the workers, all will be well." Except the world does not work like that; not anywhere at anytime it has been tried.
Unless the connected game the system and exempt themselves from the rules, this stuff never flies. Even then it has a short shelve life.
I love the edit function.
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"If we just take some money away from daddy warbucks and give it to the workers, all will be well."
This is exactly what they think. They are thinking the CEO should give up his millions and work for maybe a couple 100 Grand a year and that money will then be divvied up among the 'workers'.
Let's do the math. We'll use Starbuck's. Their CEO salary is 4 Million a year, minus the 200 Grand, 3.8 Million. Number of emplyees, 180,000/ So 3.8 Million divided by 2000 hours a year = $1900 per hour divided up by 180,000 'workers' = about 1 cent per hour raise, or $20 a year.
Now we could throw in the fact that the CEO also has stock options etc. and other executives make in the millions as well. But I've made my point.
Besides, you would no longer have a successful Starbuck's company and most of the 180,000 would lose their job's....
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