Monday, May 4, 2015

Social Justice Doesn't Trump Math

An employee at a Seattle pizza restaurant just learned a painful lesson: Progressives who promised that the city's new $15/hour minimum wage law would be a clear benefit were either dishonest liars or ignorant hacks. He's losing his job in a few months once the restaurant he works at closes ... because it can't afford to pay people $15/hour.

"Pizza shop worker Devin Jeran was excited about the raise that was coming his way thanks to Seattle’s new $15 an hour minimum wage law. Or at least he was until he found out that it would cost him his job. Jeran will only see a bigger paycheck until August when his boss has to shut down her Z Pizza location, putting him and his 11 co-workers out of work.

"He said that while the law was being discussed all he heard about was how the mandatory minimum wage increase would make life better for him, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
'If that’s the truth, I don’t think that’s very apparent. People like me are finding themselves in a tougher situation than ever.'"

In the words of Morpheus, "Welcome ... to the real world."

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