If minimum wage goes to $9, my business will be forced to close. :-( http://t.co/vKhrGgAv— Lisa Scherr (@BBUMH) February 13, 2013
And the hits for small businesses just keep coming. Sarah Palin awesomely fact-checked President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. This morning, Twitter users are continuing to do so as well. They are trying to give the president a Teachable Moment regarding his call to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 per hour.
Speaker Boehner asks a pertinent question.
Greg Sargent just doesn’t get it, but happy warriors try to explain it to him.
Other citizens agree.
Zing! And what about rising costs for everyone else?
Bingo. Those who live in the real world and not an Ivory tower, explain some facts of life to President Obama, who never had to meet a payroll in his life.
Precisely. What are small business owners saying? They are saying this will cause a layoff bomb and hiring freeze redux.
He isn’t alone, and others take to Twitter to let President Obama know the same thing.
Hiring freezes. Layoffs. And going out of business. Sadly, that is just the tip of the iceberg. And to all who still believe that raising the minimum wage is just totally awesome because you think you may make a few bucks more per week, Herman Cain brings up another insightful point.
Indeed. President Obama thinks that is all you should aspire to. Remember that. Stephanie Cutter already said that the president has a mandate to help people enter and stay in the middle class. Now he’s extending that aspiration-crushing goal, evidently. You’ll hit a plateau and like it, rubes.
Again, thank Obama for the destructive policies that are crushing businesses and individuals across the board. You “didn’t build that” becomes “you can’t build that.” Forward!