At the start of the year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed the arrival date of the city’s new minimum wage law:
Thank you to the working people who took to the streets to fight for a long overdue raise for our city. $15 minimum wage is now the reality in New York City — and it's time to make it a reality nationwide. #RaiseTheWage pic.twitter.com/vd0DyNOZvk
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 16, 2019
As progressive politicians like Bill de Blasio and Bernie Sanders continue to push for a $15 minimum wage all over the country, let’s check the status of the Law of Unintended Consequences in The Big Apple:
NEW: Some low-income NYC families are struggling with the $15 minimum wage because it triggered steep cuts in public assistance.https://t.co/R6IgACJhEk
— THE CITY (@THECITYNY) June 24, 2019
"Thousands of New Yorkers could be impacted by unintended consequences of the city’s higher minimum wage, which is knocking some workers out of eligibility for benefits that are worth more than the pay hike." https://t.co/VeJXIvN6L7
— Errol Louis (@errollouis) June 24, 2019
Between that, cut hours, price increases and kiosks, if progressives keep “helping” people nobody will have a job.
Maybe unintended but not unknown… https://t.co/2DGEkHwJfI
— TFC3Tweets (@TFC3Tweets) June 24, 2019
How did no one know these consequences would take effect?
— Eric (@Eric11714) June 24, 2019
Working things through logically seems to be an ability that escapes many in public office.
Politics really is the management of unintended consequences that lots of people actually warned about in the first place. Goes for both parties ==> https://t.co/sDa4r9sPAW
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) June 24, 2019
— Todd here…FYI…the internet is not real (@PrisonTodd) June 24, 2019
Wait for it!