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City With the Country’s Highest Minimum Wage Is LAYING OFF Workers Left & Right [Details]

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John Salvatore

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Who saw this coming?

Probably every single conservative from sea to shining sea, that’s who.

It only makes sense. When the minimum wage is on the rise businesses will be forced to cut workers’ hours, stop hiring altogether, and/or go out of business – all the while raising prices on goods.

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You’d never guess, but businesses in the city with the highest minimum wage in the United States are laying off workers.

Emeryville, California, with a population of 12,000, hometown of Pixar Animation Studios, features a minimum wage of $16.50 an hour, which is almost double what it was five years ago. The Wall Street Journal notes “the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $2,840, the median home price is more than $560,000, and a salad costs more than $15.”

Various business owners have had to lay off workers because of the city’s minimum wage; Marcos Quezada of Patatas Neighborhood Kitchen recently laid of 60% of his ten-person staff. He told the Journal of the minimum wage hike, “I just didn’t see how I was going to survive it.” Erik Hansen, the owner of Moomie’s, said he could either raise sandwich prices by up to $1.50 or lay off one of his three workers.

So ridiculous.

It could not be easier to defeat a liberal argument.

All you have to do is use their own words against them.

For example, Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is upset that she had to pay $7 for a croissant – as anyone would be.

But how is it so hard for AOC to see why she’s paying $7?

A basic lesson in economics should have Ocasio-Cortez understanding that when minimum wages rise, so do the costs of goods.

Hasn’t she ever heard of supply and demand?

Of course, raising the minimum wage also forces businesses to cut back workers’ hours and/or sttop hiring altogether, but, shhh! Alexandria doesn’t want to hear that!

And yet, AOC still calls for a $15 minimum wage.

Look:

Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE ????

Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??

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AOC then fired off another tweet after being resoundingly mocked, as per usual…

GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me. It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant – it’s about the value of human worth.

But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway ????????‍♀️

And the reaction that wins the day…

KILLSHOT!

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