Seattle Worker Loves $15 Minimum Wage~Until He Loses His Job

Posted by  $  allosaur 4 months, 3 weeks ago to Economics
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In August, his boss is shutting down Z Pizza and putting him and 11 co-workers out of work.
It is economically impossible to afford the unaffordable even if doing the impossible is mandated by elite lib know-it-alls.
SOURCE URL: http://www.dailywire.com/news/15913/may-day-tale-seattle-worker-loves-15-minimum-wage-joseph-curl


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  • Posted by  $  blarman 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Don't ya just hate it when Reality comes knocking? People try to pretend that those are the gentle taps which precede the wrecking ball that knocks down not only the door, but the house the door is attached to.
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    • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 4 months, 3 weeks ago
      If there is something more stupid than a Liberal when it comes to basic economics or anything else for that matter, I don't know what it would be.
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      • Posted by KevinSchwinkendorf 4 months, 3 weeks ago
        The first thing that comes to my mind (in AS) is when Hank Reardon's wife Lillian can't understand why Henry can't just "make it work" as the government continues to encroach on his profit margin, to the point where the margin goes negative - "But Henry, you're smart, you can make it work ...." or words to that effect. That line from Saturday Night Live also comes to mind, "...but if the net profit of selling your widget is slightly negative, how do you make a profit?" I forget whether it was Chevy Chase of Dan Akroyd, but the answer was ... "VOLUME!"
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      • Posted by jdg 4 months, 3 weeks ago
        Did the Left really not know that this was going to happen? My guess is that they wanted this result because they hate fast food and they hate Wal-Mart. (In which case, I expect they'll carve out an exception when they start having to pay more for a latte at Starbucks.)
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  • Posted by term2 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    In my small company of 10 people, I have three people who are worth $15 an hour. The rest would simply lose their jobs
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    • Posted by  $  4 months, 3 weeks ago
      Oh, you meanie, you!
      Don't you know you're supposed "to level the playing field" in order "to spread the wealth around?"
      Just ask O the Deep State Great and Powerful.
      I just quoted his BS. Not mine.
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      • Posted by term2 4 months, 3 weeks ago
        amazing that the socialists dont realize the facts of reality when it comes to business. they just assume that we all will suck it up and pay the $15 and then just soak the customers who cant do anything about it. Nice work if you can get it. If that was true and there were no consequences, I should soak them right now and keep the money for myself.....
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  • Posted by wiggys 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    I have two factories in GJ, CO and gave up looking for employees with a starting wage of 13 bucks an hour, state minimum I think is about 8.
    if I had to go to 15 I would also close.
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  • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    You'd think in relatively short amount of time that this entitlement mania has paid low skill/no skill emoyees $15/hr that sense take hold. It is not the public or the governments place to dictate wages, even a minimum, and the economic consequence of that stupidity is painfully obvious wherever implemented. Even so, in the news just today is a renewed push for $15/hr. Stupidity breeds stupidity and this government transgression into private business will one day be a case study in economics 101 classes (if the country learns anything).
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  • Posted by Herb7734 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    You can exaggerate, lie or fudge just about anything, but not good old simple math. If your cost is higher than your income - you are out of business. Or putting it the way a famous business mogul does, (paraphrasing) "If at the end of your fiscal year you paid all your bills and was one dollar short you are a failure. If at the end of your fiscal year you paid all your bills and have one dollar left, you are a success." That pretty much sums it up. I wouldn't wait until August to get out of Seattle..
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  • Posted by scojohnson 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    There is a more insidious reason for that $15 wage hike, after passage of ObamaCare and the insurance market failures, the Dems 'reality' didn't want to end up sticking large swaths of people on MediCaid. They wanted it to look like they 'cared' at the ballot box, but no one is going to cheer or brag about having a welfare health care card.

    But $15 on a young person working fulltime is about $30 k for flipping burgers and probably outside of subsidies - so that 'raise' the Bernie voters expected turned out to be employer-paid premiums using after-tax dollars in some individual market.
    It has been part of their scheme toward single-layer and a mechanism to bury trillions in domestic spending while developing a subservient class.

    A great and growing economy is the enemy of socialism. Their lies and bullshit only flies if the masses are scared, but as history shows, it has never been successful, nor sustainable.
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  • Posted by jimjamesjames 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Wasn't it AR who said (something like) , "You can ignore reality all you want but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality at all."
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    • Posted by RevJay4 4 months, 2 weeks ago
      Look to the metro areas around the country for examples of ignoring reallity. The consequences resemble Detroit and other bastions of leftist ideas. Not pretty, to say the least. Seattle may join that list in the near future if it keeps heading in their present direction.
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  • Posted by ProfChuck 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    It is instructive to examine the relationship between demands for increases in the minimum wage and the decline in the value of the dollar. The dollar has been systematically devalued for the last 70 or more years. Politically this is attractive because an economy that depends on deficit spending can borrow and then pay back with cheaper dollars. While this is probably not illegal it is certainly unethical but it is an essential component of Keynesian economics. The real looser is the American people but this is of little concern to the political class.
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  • Posted by Jstork 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Alberta's government is raising the minimum wage from $12.20 to $15.00 in about a year. It went up from $10.00 to $12.20 over the past two years. I can just about see the businesses shut down or lay off employees.
    No one forces the employees to go to work, yet the government forces businesses to pay what they dictate. I would rather work for $12.00 per hour and have a job. Who is John Galt?
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  • Posted by mudirikwa 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Contact the SBA for funding and buy that pizza shop from your previous boss. Empower yourself and your fellow workers.

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  • Posted by  $  DrZarkov99 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Then there's Oklahoma City, with no state or municipal minimum wage laws. Starting wages in any business are over $12/hour. It's the result of a booming labor market, with a need for 6,000 new workers. Add to that the fact that Forbes magazine rated OKC as the most affordable metro center in the nation. Government has played a part, but not by imposing wage or price controls. Both state and city governments have worked hard to attract new business to get out of the oil and gas boom and bust cycle, and it's worked.
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  • Posted by  $  Thoritsu 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Clearly the problem is we need a minimum price for food.
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    • Posted by Riftsrunner 4 months, 3 weeks ago
      Whoa!! With that economic acumen you should run for office😜. As I am sure that is the next 'fix' these bozos will be proposing, followed by another minimum wage rise to offset the price increases. Government never solves problems, just creates more with its remedies. Because it isn't long term solutions they search for, just a bandaid to slow the bleeding while keeping the victim injured enough to still require its intervention.
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