Democrat-controlled cities throughout the country have caved into the far-left demands to raise the minimum wage — some as high as $15 per hour.
This has been part of the progressive agenda for a long time. They contend that the working class is criminally underpaid, and that giving them more money will improve the overall economy via “economic velocity” — a concept people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren invented to make their idiotic ideas sound smart.
As places like Seattle have figured out, a higher minimum wage doesn’t mean everyone becomes wealthier. In fact, it seems to have the opposite effect. As the cost for hiring a bottom-line employee rises, so does the price of everything else. Then, we’re back to where we started — except some businesses have relocated to more affordable areas.
Look, we’re not going to lie to you — living on minimum wage isn’t easy. Ideally, it’s a temporary solution to a temporary problem. But, here’s the thing: a lot of people who complain about this problem seem to enjoy the rest of their lives a little too much. Does this image remind you of anyone?