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.
"Why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people?" asks Boehner about raising minimum wage.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 13, 2013
Greg Sargent just doesn’t get it, but happy warriors try to explain it to him.
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) February 13, 2013
I asked @ThePlumLineGS where the money for a hike in the minimum wage will come from. Still no answer.
— Drew McCoy (@DrewMTips) February 13, 2013
Other citizens agree.
Obama to call for increase in minimum wage to $9 per hour. How about that, small business owner?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 13, 2013
— NY Post Opinion (@NYPostOpinion) February 13, 2013
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.
If minimum wage goes up to 9 dollars, aont no job gonna be hiring ppl
— Abdulraheem Ope (@ComeGetUr_Girl) February 13, 2013
If Obama raises minimum wage I better get a 1.75 raise too. I'm far from making minimum wage but that's stupid. No one is gonna hire now.
— Keri Leigh White (@keri_leigh_) February 13, 2013
Increasing the minimum wage to $9.00 /hr want nobody be hiring lol #SOTU
— Mr. Stealyogurl™ (@hoodboy252) February 13, 2013
$9 minimum wage just means businesses will cut more hours and lay people off. Surprise! Businesses can’t magically summon more money!
— Mike Beasley (@MikeBeas) February 13, 2013
raising minimum wage will cause businesses to lay off more people did you consider that mr. Obama???
— Chels (@ChellyBakedBean) February 13, 2013
@TcotAudrey yep. This guy is focused on jobs. Killing jobs. Raising minimum wage forces small businesses to hire less
— joeberry (@joevberry) February 13, 2013
Oh good, a 24% increase in the minimum wage. Now to decide which 24% of the minimum wage employees to fire…
— Larry Correia (@monsterhunter45) February 13, 2013
if they raise minimum wage, i doubt they will hire much more…companies may actually lay some people off
— The Last Uchiha (@HesStar_) February 13, 2013
— Rory Pitts (@Cougarfan75) February 13, 2013
— Brian Moran (@brianmoran) February 13, 2013
Precisely. What are small business owners saying? They are saying this will cause a layoff bomb and hiring freeze redux.
@GovernorQuinn Raising the minimum wage will force me to lay off my only employee and make it impossible for me to stay in business.
— Mark A. Javier (@JavierLawFirmPC) February 7, 2013
He isn’t alone, and others take to Twitter to let President Obama know the same thing.
obamacare+9/hr minimum wage=as a business owner I cringe every time this dude opens his mouth #SOTU
— The G (@RGVPony) February 13, 2013
Pre wants min wage $9/hr, y stop there? $20/hr sounds much better. As a former biz owner I w/not hire prez 2 manage, he'd put us out of biz
— tom lucero (@tomlucero1) February 13, 2013
My boss said months ago that she's going to lay off at least 1 person or cut hours if minimum wage goes up. Thanks Obama. #minimumwage
— Robert Morrison (@Mr_President49) February 13, 2013
As a small business owner… if minimum wage is increased then I can't hire and grow. So there's no point in staying in business.
— Dallas Thurn (@DalThu) February 13, 2013
As a business owner. Raising the minimum wage that high will lead to less hours for employees, no healthcare. It is a tax in the lower class
— Dave Fantelli (@dfantelli) February 13, 2013
— Cody Cabbiness (@codymcdivitt) February 13, 2013
So how fast will my small business go under? Minimum wage up, medical insurance cost or tax for not providing, taxes up. #sotu
— Thyme4Liberty (@_Thyme4Liberty) February 13, 2013
— Rochelle Oliver (@Rochelle_Oliver) February 13, 2013
@SpeakerBoehner the proposed minimum wage increase would have cost my small business Apx. $67,000 last year. I made $64,000
— Kevin (@klbrakefield) February 13, 2013
Give my company a tax break and I'll agree to raise minimum wage. CEO's worked their a$$ off to get where they are…they earned it.
— Nathan (@NathanOKIE) February 13, 2013
"$9 minimum wage will put [name] out of business." Txt I got during the SOTU referring to his wife's multi-location, job-creating biz.
— Jordan Bush (@jordanwbush) February 13, 2013
@EWErickson ,I employ 16 high school kids at my yogurt shop. A $9.00 hr. minimum wage puts me out of business and them out of a job.
— Steve Woodward (@_yogking) February 13, 2013
@seanhannity $9.00 minimum wage will kill our business!
— Sharla Rivera (@Sharla_Rivera) February 13, 2013
@Inc absolutely not how about tax breaks that allows me to better keep my current employees still working as opposed to laying them off.
— Mauricio Lopez (@mauriciolopezjd) February 13, 2013
In order to afford to hire anyone at the proposed minimum wage with the new regulations, I would need to raise all my prices by 300%.
— DMG Ice (Ambulatory) (@dmgice) February 13, 2013
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.
If all you aspire to do is work for the minimum wage, you won't live the American Dream! #tcot
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) February 13, 2013
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!