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New Yorkers Discover Something Awful About Minimum Wage Hike The Hard Way

Well, we tried to tell them…

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Conservatives have stated time and time again that bumping up the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a horrible idea, but it seems the left is determined to ignore basic mathematical facts and common sense in favor for appeasing their base and gaining votes in the upcoming election.

Unfortunately, for folks in New York, they’re learning just how bad of an idea this kind of hike is, thanks to legislation signed by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2016 that promised to make the state’s minimum wage $15 by December 2019.

Here’s what’s going down, via The Daily Wire:

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According to The National Interest, “Roughly 77 percent of NYC restaurants have slashed employee hours. Thirty-six percent said they had to layoff employees and 90 percent had to increase prices following the minimum wage hike, according to a NYC Hospitality Alliance survey taken just one month after the bill took effect.”

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The Wall Street Journal noted, “New York City’s minimum wage has increased three times for employers with at least 11 employees in the past three years. At the end of 2016, the hourly rate rose to $11 from $9 an hour. In 2018, the minimum wage jumped to $13 from $11 an hour. The rate will increase to $15 an hour for employers with 10 or fewer workers at the end of 2019.”

Susannah Koteen, owner of Lido Restaurant in Harlem, told the Journal, “What it really forces you to do is make sure that nobody works more than 40 hours. You can only cut back so many people before the service starts to suffer.”

Folks who work in the restaurant business typically like to work overtime hours, but this is not really feasible for many establishments thanks to the hike in the minimum wage as they’re having to eliminate overtime in order to stay profitable with the extra cost.

And, of course, companies will have to start pushing this additional business cost on to customers by raising prices, which then raises the standard of living and erases any gains that were originally had by the hike in the first place.

Thomas Grech, president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce said, “They’re cutting their staff. They’re cutting their hours. They’re shutting down. It’s not just the rent.”

Raising the minimum wage just creates more of the same problem they were supposed to be eradicating. It’s sad the left is so stubborn on this issue and are unwilling to look at the clear data from studies and from the mouths of business owners themselves in regard to this topic.

Let’s hope liberals wake up soon before they wreck more of New York’s already suffering economy.

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Kellogg’s Introduces Woke Transgender Cereal for Kids

Kellogg’s cereals just launched a cereal to push transgenderism on kids.

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The newest corporation to indulge wokeism is cereal company Kellogg’s which has just launched a cereal to push transgenderism on kids. The new flavor is an amalgam of several of their cereal brands all in the same box called “All Together.” Not only does this push the woke LGBTQ agenda, but is also give kids a spot to write their own “pronouns” on the box: https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1392669858718965766 According to gay website Advocate: Retailing for $4, Together With Pride will be on supermarket shelves in May, just prior to the month of LGBTQ+ festivities. For every purchase, Kellogg’s will donate $3 to GLAAD. For the donation to occur, patrons must upload a copy of their receipt to KelloggsFamilyRewards.com. The 7.8-ounce box is full of a rainbow variety of heart-shaped cereal bites and even edible glitter. Kellogg’s famous cereal figures are gathered on the exterior illustration, including Toucan Sam, Tony the Tiger, and the Rice Krispies elves, Snap, Crackle, and Pop. “We believe that all young people and those young at heart deserve an environment where they can grow up to be their best selves,” the caption on that box read. “That’s why we’ve joined forces with GLAAD by going purple on Spirit Day to stand up against bullying in all forms, and support a more accepting world for LGBTQ youth.” There is nothing new here, at least for Kellogg’s. This company has spent bullions funding hardcore, left-wing causes for decades. And they do this limited-edition gay cereal dealio just about every year. Check out the deep overage of the Kellogg Foundation by Breitbart News, some of which I wrote for them. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Survey: Liberals Wildly Over-Estimate Cop Shootings and Crime

A new poll finds that left-wingers have no idea how many police-involved shootings there are and how much crime there is.

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Trump Derangement Syndrome

A new poll finds that left-wingers have no idea how many police-involved shootings there are and how much crime there really is in America today. For instance, fewer than 50 unarmed suspects were killed by police in 2020, but when asked how many they think there were, liberals falsely put the number in the hundreds. Liberals also get just about all their facts wrong about crime in general, with the leftists imagining it is hundreds of times higher than it really is. A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports survey found that half of the respondents who said they rely on CNN and MSNBC for their news can’t get their facts right. For instance, the lefties think that more than 100 unarmed black people were killed by police last year. On the other hand, only 22 percent of Fox viewers thought that that more than 100 unarmed blacks were shot by police. Specifically, the survey asked: “Approximately how many unarmed African Americans were fatally shot by police in 2020? Less than 50, 50 to 100, 500 to 1,000, 1,000 to 5,000, 5,000 to 10,000, or more than 10,000.” Twenty-four percent of CNN viewers and 19% of MSNBC viewers thought cops fatally shot more than 500 unarmed black suspects last year. Only 9% percent of Fox News viewers thought so. Fox News viewers (60%) and talk radio listeners (60%) were nearly three times more likely than MSNBC (19%) or CNN (23%) viewers to correctly estimate the number of unarmed black people shot and killed by police in 2020 as less than 50. “There is a strong correlation between a likely voter’s favorite television news outlet and his or her understanding of basic facts about police shootings and homicides involving rifles,” Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute said of their results. “Compared…

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