Liberal Democrats are so committed to socialism and levelling the playing field, they’re happy to run thousands out of business and hurt the workers they say they care about.
Everywhere we’ve seen a minimum wage hike by state governments, trouble follows.
In California cities, they’ve lost hundreds of businesses. In Seattle, the workers are losing cash hand over fist.
One state governor understands this, so he is stopping a wage hike in his own state.
From Daily Wire:
Missouri’s first-year Republican governor is going to allow a bill to go into effect that will block cities and counties from setting their own minimum wage, thus rolling back St. Louis’ minimum wage hike from $10 to the state minimum, $7.70.
The state’s progressive leaders are predictably playing up the outrage over the move, but Gov. Eric Greitens is defending his stance by pointing to studies that show that raising the minimum wage hurts workers more than it helps.
“Liberals say these laws help people,” said Greitens in a statement. “They don’t. They hurt them.”
“Our state needs more private sector paychecks and bigger private sector paychecks,” said Greitens in his explanation of his decision to let the bill go into effect August 28. “Politicians in St. Louis passed a bill that fails on both counts: it will kill jobs, and despite what you hear from liberals, it will take money out of people’s pockets…”
As an example, he cited a recent University of Washington study on Seattle’s minimum wage hike, which found that the city’s aggressive hikes hurt low-wage workers to the tune of $125 a month, totaling some $1,500 a year…
The Seattle Times provides a summary of the UW study, which found Seattle’s recent wage hike resulted in “a 9 percent reduction in hours worked in [low-wage] jobs” and “a 6 percent drop in what employers collectively pay — and what workers earn — for those low-wage jobs.”
Why shouldn’t a smart leader learn from actual evidence and make the right decision? It’s clear that government forcing to raise the minimum wage only hurts businesses.
Liberals know this, but they push it anyway. Partly to win votes, partly because they are so stupid, they don’t care about the terrible problems it’ll cause.
Liberals operate under a “We’re going to do whether you like it or not” policy. They don’t care about the facts. They don’t even care if the American people are against their plans. They will push for more Socialism in our country, democracy be damned.
The point is, if you want better pay, you should work to get a better job. The old wisdom was you start at an entry level position, with low pay, knowing that if you work hard and stick with it, you’ll get promoted.
But liberals want to reward mediocrity. They want people to stay in crappy jobs and never shoot for anything better.
They’d rather have you flipping burgers than writing books, leading companies, or—gasp!—running for public office.
Source: Daily Wire