The debate on whether or not raising minimum wage will actually help those in need has been lengthy and heated, but is far from settled. That conversation may soon be over as Seattle legislators have recently decided to raise the minimum wage to a whopping $15/hr.
Now, we all can agree that there is an issue with poverty here in America and as Obama continues to enslave a large portion of the population with dependency (i.e. welfare) it seems that others are left trying to figure it out. Their extremely generous efforts – especially for those who make under $15/hr. currently – may just turn out to be an economic disaster.
The thing is, companies forced to pay employees that kind of money are going to either have to start earning more to afford such an increase or will be forced out of business – next thing you know, you’re paying $10 for a double cheeseburger at McDonald’s. This means that everything takes a price hike and all of a sudden, those who were suffering in the beginning are left in the same boat.
Instead of making less and paying less, they’re now simply making more and paying more – it’s a catch 22. Liberals however don’t see it this way. As we’ve all noticed, their sight is fairly limited as they strive to give everything the appearance of perfection despite the fire burning behind the curtain.
Just take a look at the praise Nancy Pelosi decided to give over Twitter on the matter:
Today, the city of Seattle took a vital step towards progress & raised the minimum wage. Congress must follow suit & #RaiseTheWage for all!
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 2, 2014
Ok, yes, she’s a twit, but sadly, she’s not alone – look at all the other ignoramuses ready to flock toward the dollar bills below:
I'm moving to Seattle. Minimum wage just got raised to $15/hour. That's way more than I'm making now!
— katie. (@KThammond) June 3, 2014
— Saunya Amos (@SaunyaAmos) June 3, 2014
Seattle's minimum wage is now $15… That is INSANE
— Allen Hernandez (@allenmcmelon) June 3, 2014
— Trey (@Goalie_trey14) June 3, 2014
Seattle will have a $15 minimum wage *sings to the heavens* #makethisnationalpls
— Michaela (@mglynnk) June 3, 2014
Shit I'm moving to Seattle 15$ and hour to work at fucking Burger King? Legal weed? Seahawks? I'm sold
— RichardisDEAD (@swankosaurusrex) June 3, 2014
Yeah Seattle! Our minimum wage is now $15.00, lets see the backassward southern states do that. We don't do slaves here!
— Dufus (@dufus) June 3, 2014
Fortunately however – and not for Seattle – there seem to be a few Americans with all their screws still tightly in place. Showing common sense, and just a touch of ability to look beyond the joy of a pay raise, others were quick to note the devastating and sure future effects of such legislation.
Seattle just cured poverty by raising minimum wage to $15. Oh, wait, it doesn't do that? Whatever, income equality!
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 2, 2014
Seattle City Council hikes minimum wage to $15/hr in last-ditch effort to get people to live there.
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) June 3, 2014
— Bob (@Haamrtime) June 3, 2014
okay now you're minimum wage is $15 an hour let's see how high they raise the price of gas in #Seattle.
— eric mitchell (@fat711) June 3, 2014
$15/hr minimum wage passed in Seattle. Reward all the bums who didn't go to school. Unreal.
— Dan Costa (@DanCosta3) June 3, 2014
Some folks don't understand basic economics #Seattle… while $15 is great for employees, what do they think employers shall do?
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) June 3, 2014
Seattle approves $15 min wage? Good luck getting your $3 lattes, value menus, inexpensive milk, and cheap car washes. #economics
— mikeknaj (@MikeknaJ) June 3, 2014
Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour, highest in U.S. http://t.co/xe8yKjJxbo Say hello to the nine dollar Whopper….
— Antikythera Dude (@wackyterbacky5) June 3, 2014
UPDATE-Seattle approves hike in minimum wage to $15 per hour….In other news Starbucks raises prices on coffee to 582$ per cup./
— microrex21 (@microrex21) June 3, 2014
Now that you guys have heard both sides, why don’t you let us know what you think – will you be making the move to Seattle for a guaranteed $15/hr., or will you be staying put? Let us know in the comments below.
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