Sunday, June 08, 2014

More "surprised face" news

Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 per hour and discovers the law of supply and demand.

//According to this, that whole minimum wage hike that liberals have been losing their minds over and screaming for - and they finally got it out in Seattle - well, we're seeing how that's working out for them.

The Seattle suburb of SeaTac got what they wished for - the minimum wage was raised to $15 - and months later, they're seeing the ramifications. 

Here's what's happened so far:

Managers have taken more responsibilities on themselves, instead of hiring more workers.
Businesses have laid off workers, or eliminated their plans to hire more.
Area parking now comes with an added “living-wage surcharge.”
Hotels have cut employee benefits, free food, and overtime.
And that's not all!

Business owners are seeing more applications, because of course - people want $15 an hour, but they're not hiring more.  In fact, the opposite is happening, because only higher-qualified folks are being hired for the fewer jobs that are being offered at a higher hourly rate.  GO FIGURE.

This is my shocked face..//

1 comment:

Lauran said...

Clearly, American ingenuity is alive and well.

Who links to me?