Seattle: Minimum Wage Workers Want Hours Cut…What?

Posted by Tina

Some time ago we warned that raising the minimum wage would hurt small business and workers. Raising the minimum wage dramatically, as Seattle has done, resulted in some businesses moving their operations out of Seattle. Some of those that stayed found themselves cutting worker hours and/or raising prices to survive. Last week something else has happened that, I admit, caused me to smile:

The wage, to be phased in over several years, is needed, say proponents, because so many workers who have full-time jobs are on public assistance.

Many companies raised their employees’ wages beyond the $11 an hour mandated by the law, which has led to some curious results. Employees are begging their bosses to cut their hours so they can keep their food stamps, housing assistance, and other welfare benefits.

The sourced Fox News report goes on to reveal other consequences. Some restaurants have closed, others have place a 15% surcharge on meals.

We toldya! The unintended consequences of government interference in our lives. Freedom, people, we all want to be free to make ou own choices, unencumbered!

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6 Responses to Seattle: Minimum Wage Workers Want Hours Cut…What?

  1. J. Soden says:

    Willing to bet that the “feel-gooders” that imposed the $15 have never run a business or had to make payroll.
    And isn’t it interesting that all that prosperity the Demwits claimed would happen after the last minimum wage hike has not appeared . . . .

  2. Chris says:

    Tina: “Last week something else has happened that, I admit, caused me to smile:”

    Seriously? You hear about people who are stuck in the situation of not being paid enough to survive independently, but being paid too much to qualify for public assistance…and your reaction is to smile?

    Don’t go crying next time someone accuses conservatives of lacking compassion. You are directly responsible for spreading that stereotype about yourself.

  3. Tina says:

    Good point J!

    Obama’s presidency gives us a perfect picture of how liberal policy leads to lack of prosperity and opportunity…artificially raising wages by government decree didn’t have a prayer of creating better conditions for the poor. In fact it has hurt them through job losses and higher prices for the fast food they consume. The fact that some businesses couldn’t make it and closed their doors is a direct slap in the face of freedom and the pursuit of happiness that is the American way.

  4. Tina says:

    There’s nothing for me to cry about, Chris. You and your party are showing yourselves to be elitist pandering opportunist who promise and end to poverty and deliver total dependence and despair. You treat the poor like babies who are incapable of learning a trade or bettering their own lives, their own families, their own neighborhoods.

    Frankly you make me sick! Trillions have been wasted giving handouts when better education and training and support of strong, intact families would have given the poor a REAL shot at self reliance and prosperity!

    And by the way…the smile was directed at you and others like you who are completely wrong on this issue. You don’t understand human nature and you don’t understand the business world and how a vibrant economy is created!

  5. Pie Guevara says:

    Related —

    Black Wealth Has Fallen Further Under Barack Obama Than Under Any President Since the Depression

  6. Peggy says:

    Also related to jobs.

    More Americans laid off so companies can hire foreign workers.

    Qualcomm Lays Off 4,500 Workers While Demanding More H-1bs:

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