In some areas of the country, the #FightFor15 movement, which has the support of the White House, has managed to convince local governments to dramatically increase the minimum wage. What effect does that have on hiring?

That kind of cause and effect might have something to do with why labor unions in Los Angeles want to be exempted from the very minimum wage laws they support.

Will the progressive response to a slowdown in hiring due to dramatic increase in minimum wage be to force businesses to keep hiring? #GoodLuck



Why are some $15/hr workers requesting fewer hours? The answer is ‘peak Seattle’

  • Perso Nasplit

    Just wait till the jobs that replace them are “self-checkout repair technician”

  • journogal

    This is nothing…just think about the fun the country will experience if Socialism Suga Daddy Sanders is elected, or the Evil Queen’s ugly old step-sister.

    • DwellsInFire

      I’m not even sure those places went to the full $15 an hour yet. Usually they fade things like that in over several years. So if they’re already seeing the bad effects now, just wait until it’s the full $15.

      • Jeff

        ya, politicians usually like to have an election cycle where they can run on “See what I did FOR you” before they’re forced to run on “See what I did TO you”. eg: Obamacare

    • Tim

      Hey, just look at the socialist utopias in South America. Venezuela is doing great. The lines for toilet paper are only 11 hours long. 2015 they were 12 hours long. Baby steps! Onward to next Tuesday!

  • ButteryWench

    And my company promptly raised its sell prices to afford the wage increase.

    • journogal

      Weird how that happens. It’s almost like cause and effect…

      • Lord Fhalkyn

        Why, it’s as if there’s this invisible force that controls the market!

      • Michelle ✓classified

        They didn’t see this coming either. They were convinced the CEOs and Executives were gonna cover the pay increase out of their own earnings. That is how stupid they truly are.

        • HiltonHead_Dude

          The amount of stupid that fits into the head of a progressive is incredible, especially when considering that the stupid fights for space in that head with the other feeling ,class envy, which liberals are over flowing with.

          • John Hitchcock

            There is no Leftist alive that obeys the Tenth Commandment. Not a single one. And the disobedience of the Tenth Commandment always precedes an economic calamity of their own making.

        • Mary Mommy Happy 2017!

          CEOs and Executives could pay 110 % and it still wouldn’t cover the cost. But Democrats don’t care about those facts. They just want to deceitfully gain voters.

          • Grumpy

            “They just want to deceitfully gain voters”

            You just summed up their entire platform in one sentence.

        • Jesse B. Hammer

          …If by “they” you mean the SJMWW’s (The MinWage warriors whom SJWs get to show “how hard they work” by picketing their place of employment instead of [y’know] working there … I’ll bet they don’t think the extra-pay comes personally from CEOs but rather they think it comes from #TheObamaStash.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            No, they truly believe that CEO’s lower their own salaries to cover the cost of increased wages.

          • Jesse B. Hammer

            HEY quit stepping on my jokes, Michelle. (#TheObamaStash. /Joke. Get it? I’ll be here all week.)

        • The Marathon Man

          The $15/hour was going to increase the quality of the work force right out of the chute, leading to businesses WANTING to increase hiring!!! Krugman economics, probably…..

        • Frustrated Teacher

          And Bernie is their king….

          • Michelle ✓classified

            All hail, all hail…

    • John Hitchcock

      Artificial inflation, artificial unemployment always follow in tandem with artificial wage floors. But the Left never believe it.

      As an internet blogger friend says, “If Leftists understood economics, they wouldn’t be Leftists.”

      • Whoare”they”?✓Deplorable

        Your friend is very smart and succinct.

        • John Hitchcock

          Check out The First Street Journal (

  • John Hitchcock

    Yes, we all said this would happen, and the Socialist loud-mouths called us unintelligent, uninformed, Reich-Wing fanatics. Hey, Socialists, we told you so. Now rot in your Socialist Paradise.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Economics 101… a class liberals have been failing for years.

    • journogal

      They never (edit to add because I am slow this afternoon) showed up to class. Economics deal with facts, not feelz.

    • Tyrconnell

      Unfortunately, Karl Marx is the most assigned economist in U.S. colleges today.

      • John Hitchcock

        Too disgusting to check.

    • Francisco Machado

      Economics 101 hell. You learned this in grade school.

      • Gregor Eisenstein

        “Billy has a tree that grows six apples per day and he pays his four employees one apple each per day, keeping two apples for himself because it’s his tree. If his employees demand two apples each and Billy’s mom forces him to meet their demands, how many more employees can Billy hire?”
        Liberals: “Ten!”

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    This is what happens when people who never owned a business, never had to worry about making payroll, and in some cases NEVER had a job in the PRIVATE sector are allowed to make government policy that AFFECTS the private sector.

  • idalily

    I’m shocked! SHOCKED, I tell you!

    • Grumpy

      . .

      • CoastalMaineBird

        Kitty facepalm, it’s THAT bad !

  • John Hitchcock

    If you’re a Leftist who is living in one of these places with high taxes, high cost of living, jumped-up minimum wage and lost job opportunities, for the sake of everything good and Holy, stay right where you are! Don’t move to a better location, because then you’ll only destroy that place, too. I don’t want you living within 500 miles of wherever I put down roots. Not within 500 miles.

  • MoxieLouise1
    • John Hitchcock

      Shortly after Wal-Mart announced a company-wide increase in their own minimum wage, they announced the shuttering of their stores. The Left never understands Economics is neither hard-hearted nor kind-hearted. It just is. Raise the cost of doing business and there will be less business, coupled with higher cost of… doing business as a consumer. It is what it is, and that’s all that it is, to quote a famous sailor, man.

      • tverle

        Yes. They seem to think that there is no such thing as a -0- balance in a business account. If that’s true then I need to head back to the bank because we apparently opened the wrong kind of checking account.

      • Grumpy Granny

        Strange how that works, isn’t it? I have a son who is a bridge engineer. His favorite professor once told a class of future engineers, “That steel or that concrete doesn’t care what you think. It behaves the way it behaves.”

      • Prairie Sarah

        Thus the reason economics was coined the ‘dismal science.’

  • Jeff Chrzanowski

    I saw some time ago on Occupy Democrats’ Facebook page (linked on a friend’s page) that claimed that the increased minimum wage in Seattle caused an uptick in employment in Seattle.
    I didn’t believe the numbers, so I actually went to the OD page. I found a chart linked that showed the employment numbers for “Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue” had an uptick after Seattle’s increase.
    They don’t know the difference between a city and a metro area. If a business moves from Seattle to, say, Tacoma or Bellevue, it would count as a plus on that chart.

    • Wanderer

      They’re too stupid to realize that businesses have been locating just outside of city/county limits since forever in order to take advantage of more favorable laws while remaining accessible to the population centers.

      Then they wonder why there are “food deserts” downtown.

      • Grumpy Granny

        The city where I was born was “dry” for decades. There was a liquor store just outside the city limits and there were also some in nearby small towns.

        • John Hitchcock

          The town I grew up in wasn’t dry, but the town 7 miles away was. They bought their stuff from our town and trucked it to their houses. Also, Westerville, the suburb of Columbus that Kasich represented in Congress, is dry. Bars are on the edges of that suburb.

          • Grumpy Granny

            The bar that opened up just outside the city limits is still in business, long after the city allowed alcohol. I’m just hoping CO law changes to allow grocery stores to sell wine. After living in CA for decades, I think of wine as a food that should be sold along with the rest of the groceries.

          • John Hitchcock

            In Ohio, you can get beer, wine, watered down liquor at the grocery store, the gas station, or at a drive-thru. Anything over 40 proof must be bought at a State store.

          • Grumpy Granny

            We can get 3.2 beer, but nothing else. Unfortunately beer is no my favorite unless it’s a dark beer. Even then I’d prefer a glass of wine.

        • The Deplorable Lord Whorfin

          I could sing that same tune. Small town in NC, 1953.

  • Zhytamyr

    Math is hard.

    • globalcrap

      Especially in O Bogus run public schools.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Quick, blame the Retroglicans for it !

  • John Hitchcock

    The federal minimum wage should stand at zero dollars and zero sense. Anything else is harmful to the economy.

    • CoastalMaineBird

      They’ve got the “zero sense” part covered already.

  • Bernie

    I BET THAT THE REGRESSIVES don’t even realize that $15/hr comes to over $30,000 a year……NOT INCLUDING taxes, insurance, utilities, paying your vendors etc, etc.
    I wish to hell they’d all start a business, hire a couple of people at $15/hr even before a single sale is made and tell me how easy it is!

  • Tyrconnell

    Karl Marx, “The Communist Manifesto” the most assigned economist in U.S. colleges, used in 3189 courses, more than twice the number of the next highest, Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations”, used in 1587 courses.

    Information Via:

    • DevilDocNowCiv


      God, that’s disgusting. Especially because Smith is almost useless without a motivated expert pointing toward relevant passages to today among lots of very religious stuff that sounds socialist. Unless put in context with the crony, mafia-like commercial atmosphere in the Kingdom of England at the time, it won’t have a strong free market impact.

      And you can be sure that motivated socialist or hard core Commie teachers will have advice books aimed at all ages for Marx. Assign “Free to Choose” by Friedman instead, and we’d peel off some of the kids from the charlatans of socialism.

    • SchroedingersDog

      True. But it doesn’t seem to show whether Marx is being assigned in philosophy, history or economics class.
      The bigger issue is whether it’s being taught by a cretin who wishes to promote it, to arm students against it, or (as actual education) to get them to think enough that they can see through the BS themselves.
      The latter is real education, and it’s violently opposed by today’s “tolerance and diversity” crowd.

  • globalcrap

    When the robots take over , then I’ll go to McDonald’s. Better sanitary conditions.

  • bunnehbooboo

    And Pasadena, CA did just that…

  • globalcrap

    My burgers will be made at home, with my home made milkshakes. Cheaper than going to McDonalds.

    • journogal

      And healthier and cleaner, too!

  • Orpheus75

    But they will never connect those dots.. they’ll only blame those evil CEO Republicans. They could cut off their own legs and would then blame Republicans by allowing the saws to become available.

  • SchroedingersDeplorableDog

    Them most telling part is *unions* demanding to an exemption to sell their members out fol *lower* wages.

  • CrystalDawn0603

    I did NOT see that coming!

  • NoFanofLibs

    I want to show you my shocked face


    This from the party that thinks they are smarter than you.

  • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

    What we really need now is some de facto amnesty
    so i can hire central americans at $4/hr and no benefits
    and then claim that US Citizens are too lazy to work.

  • interestedobserver2

    Bernie has a solution — everyone MUST be hired to do the same job their parents did and never be allowed to do anything else! Socialist Feudalism!

  • Dan Abbett

    I wonder how all those minimum wage folks are making out making the true minimum wage of $0.00/hr?

  • constitutionminded

    I wish I could feel sorry for these people but since they wouldn’t listen to the voice of reason now they will learn the hard way.

  • Sally Del

    If you flip that chart upside down & squint it looks like everything is going fine.

  • Libertyworld

    Greedy Corporatist Hate-Facts!
    Results are racist!
    Math is an oppressive, geo-engineered construct of the Cheny-Bush Koch Brothers!
    Occupy the Multi-Global Trans-Zionist Anti-Worker Patrigarchy!

  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    While food lines in Venezuela’s socialist system were forming….the government media kept telling people it was the Business owners doing it…

    The only difference between US and Venezuela….is the government doesnt have to tell our media to lie to us…they just do it on their own.

    • yestradamous

      You are exactly right!

  • DLago

    Well, you know the ‘studies’ showed no impact, so the reason MUST be something else.

  • alanstorm

    Shocking, I tell you….

    To those without brains.

  • Binks

    $7.50=2 workers.
    $15.00=1 worker

    No college. Not Common Core.

  • Trudy Hill

    Why would a fast food joint keep the same employees if they must pay more ? It makes sense that they would hire people that are worth that pay , you can hire better people. Look at In n Out Burger…their employees are sharp, clean, polite young people…BECAUSE they pay MORE to attract this type and the difference is day and night. It would be awesome if all fast food places had employees like this.

  • bifski

    the only way to save America is to limit, reduce or eliminate liberalsim

  • Chri7s

    Clearly this is in direct correlation to Climate Change.

  • John Galt

    I watched “How It’s Made”last night an they showed the Chevy Camaro on the assembly line. Ho-Lee Crap, is that some engineering feat. Bare minimum of humans involved, truly awesome (and I MEAN that…I don’t belong to the club that uses ‘awesome’ or ‘amazing’ to describe every little feeling they have) to behold.

    That’s what happens when you make your boss look around for an option beside that troublesome human who is nothing but a managerial nightmare.