By: Diane Benjamin
Democrats have lost their minds:
High school kids will never have a job again. Businesses aren’t going to pay $15 an hour to a kid who has never worked before. They have to be trained to show up on time and actually work the entire time they are clocked in for. They don’t produce a value of $15 per hour.
Shoppers will be checking themselves out at many more stores since profit margins can’t pay employees $15 an hour without massively increasing the price of products sold.
Prices will increase for any industry that must use humans in any capacity that aren’t already making more than $15 an hour. (No democrats, the owner isn’t stockpiling cash in the backroom)
People already making $15 an hour or more will need their wages increased to stay ahead of inflation. It will be rampant.
Hours will be cut for existing full-time employees so they won’t qualify for benefits like health insurance. That savings will be used to cover the rising costs of labor.
How much will the cost of a pizza delivered to your house be? Still tipping a driver making $15 an hour?
Businesses that don’t need to be in Illinois will move. It’s cheaper to relocate than be told how they must run their business.
Government interference in free markets has always been disastrous for workers. All of the above has happened in places that have increased the minimum wage for people with no skills deserving a higher wage.
With unemployment low, wages have been rising. (Maybe not in socialist Illinois however) The local Democrat Party supports telling employers what to do. Why aren’t they asking for $50 an hour? Likely because they know the effects that would have on the economy. They also know the effects $15 per hour will have on the economy. They don’t care. Pretending to help people gets votes, the catastrophic results will be deflected and blamed on greedy business owners.
Pay rates are based on the value of the services performed. If people want higher pay – increase your value. It’s not that difficult.
Event from the past were once in the future.
This is why progressives never want to look back at history. They would see today’s disasters were promoted by them. Socialists always believe Utopia is only a couple of programs away. This $15 minimum wage will not bring them closer to utopia, unless the real goal is to create more government dependents.