The People of Seattle Elected a Kleptomaniac for City Council and Deserve What They Get

The New American reports, Monday’s announcement that the Seattle City Council had voted 9-0 to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour was much more about advancing a political agenda than about improving economic conditions of the working poor. It also revealed extraordinary economic ignorance among those supporting the measure. City Councilman Nick Licata insisted, “By significantly raising the minimum wage, Seattle’s prosperity will be shared by more people and create a sustainable Read more […]

Minimum Wage: Liberal Seattle Business Owners Now Facing Monster They Created

I heard this story this morning on NPR. It made me smile. Some politicians in Seattle are campaigning for a $15/hour minimum wage. But now reality is suddenly dawning on people. The current Mayor, Ed Murray, campaigned on the mandated pay hike, but now he is trying to slow down the movement. He is trying to come up with some kind of compromise that will count benefits and tips into the total. He wants to find a way that will allow him to claim to have kept his promise, but that won’t damage the Read more […]