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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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Confirmed: Hunter Biden’s Laptop Is Not Part of Russian Disinformation Campaign, FBI Says

Now what?

John Salvatore

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Democrats are just bad people. It’s really that simple. They still can’t believe President Trump won the 2016 election and they’re willing to do everything in their power to ensure he loses in November. Lying doesn’t faze them. Not one bit. Check this out, via The Daily Wire: The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have both reportedly confirmed that a laptop allegedly belonging to Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is not part of a Russian disinformation campaign. LOOK: https://twitter.com/SeanLangille/status/1318673941624426497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1318673941624426497%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-doj-fbi-confirm-hunter-biden-laptop-is-not-part-of-russian-disinformation-campaign Check out Joe’s response when asked about the report by NYP. Talk about dodging. https://twitter.com/BoKnowsNews/status/1317275294194085888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1317275294194085888%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-biden-snaps-at-reporter-for-asking-about-bombshell-new-york-post-reports-does-not-deny

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Trump Trolls Reporter Who Had COVID-19 for Not Wearing Mask At the White House (Watch)

Got her good!

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Nobody can troll better than President Trump. The thing is, he’s usually out in front of an issue before anybody else can see a problem – and he’s generally right. Check out how POTUS nailed a biased reporter on Tuesday. From The Daily Wire: President Donald Trump released a video on Tuesday afternoon of “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl—who had a serious case of the coronavirus that required hospitalization earlier this year—not wearing a mask inside the White House and not social distancing. […] The video comes after there was apparently some sort of incident during the interview that caused Trump to end it early. “60 Minutes” is a left-wing program and Stahl has shown bias against the president in the past. WATCH: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1318644698341408769?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1318644698341408769%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_1&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Ftrump-releases-video-of-reporter-who-had-coronavirus-not-wearing-mask-social-distancing-in-white-house When Trump was released from Walter Reed Medical Center after being cleared of COVID-19, he took off his mask when he stood on the White House balcony. Nobody was near him. That’s not good enough for this CNN reporter. From TDW: “Yeah and let us remind viewers now that the president is on steroids and a drug that fewer than 10 people outside of clinical trials have gotten inside the United States to deal with coronavirus,” Collins said. “He had a level of treatment and a level of care that most Americans would not get. That’s understandable, he is the president of the United States, obviously everyone expects that.” LOOK: https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1313257137599111169?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1313257137599111169%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fcnn-reporter-complains-about-trump-taking-mask-off-trump-campaign-shows-her-taking-her-mask-off-inside-wh The problem here? Well, just watch the clip below… The Trump campaign quickly hit back at Collins, highlighting a video clip from earlier this year where she immediately took her mask off inside the White House press briefing room — an enclosed indoor space where other people were present — after she apparently thought the cameras had been turned off following the end of a…

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