Last June, Nancy Pelosi praised the city of Seattle for taking a “vital step towards progress” by raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The increase is set to kick in on April 1st.

Anybody with a realistic grasp on economics could have predicted what would happen next:

A recent story at SeattleMag.com cites the minimum wage increase as one possible reason “so many Seattle restaurants are closing lately”:

In the article, the acknowledgement that the minimum wage increase could be a factor in businesses closing wasn’t mentioned until after all other possible explanations were exhausted:

Progressives will likely cite business owner “greed” as the culprit.