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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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It’s Official: Dem Congressman Leaves Party to Become Republican After Meeting With Trump

Well, well, well!

John Salvatore

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Here’s a bit of news you 100% did not expect to read on a Sunday morning, especially considering the state of American politics these days. But it happened. It actually happened. A New Jersey Democrat is becoming a Republican. After decades of living on planet earth, Rep. Jeff Van Drew finally decided it was time to grow up and become an adult. Good for him and better for America! How must Nancy Pelosi feel, at this moment? She just lost yet another vote when it comes to impeaching President Trump. Do you feel bad for her? Don’t answer that. We already know the answer. Check this out, via Daily Wire: New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who has strongly opposed the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a member of the Republican Party after meeting with President Donald Trump. […] Van Drew reportedly met “at length” with Trump on Friday and his decision to switch parties is supposed to be officially announced in the near future, a top GOP source told Politico. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205946597974118400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205949015734575104&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fjeremy-corbyn-goes-full-stacey-abrams-declares-victory-after-blowout-loss https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1205949015734575104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205949015734575104&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fjeremy-corbyn-goes-full-stacey-abrams-declares-victory-after-blowout-loss Reactions: The stunning move comes ahead of a historic vote on impeachment, to which Van Drew is strongly opposed. But it also comes amid new polling that shows his approval numbers are underwater w/ Dem voters in his district: Just 24% of ppl think he deserves to be reelected. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205947625951891462?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205947625951891462&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fdougp-3137%2F2019%2F12%2F14%2Fstunning-move-house-dem-reportedly-switching-parties-to-gop-over-lefts-impeachment-push%2F Republicans in the Capitol had been whispering all week about whether Van Drew would join their ranks.. in fact, some GOPers had even encouraged it. The R’s are gonna have an absolute field day with this one. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205948117197185025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205948117197185025&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fdougp-3137%2F2019%2F12%2F14%2Fstunning-move-house-dem-reportedly-switching-parties-to-gop-over-lefts-impeachment-push%2F WATCH: [email protected] Dems losing their appetite for impeachment: “Voters choose their leaders in America. You don’t disenfranchise millions of voters!” Dems are concerned about impeachment push. “I imagine I’ll be voting NO unless…

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Watch: Democrat Rep. Admits Impeachment Vote Delayed to Maximize TV Exposure

How much attention do they need, at this point?

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If the mainstream media was honest with the American people, this would be a story they’d report above all else, at the moment. Not only do Democrats want President Trump out of office because they hate him – not because he broke any laws – but they want as much TV time as possible to let the politically uninformed know they are attempting to kick POTUS out, therefore making it seem as if they are doing a good job. Here’s what’s up, via The Blaze: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) enraged Republicans on the committee by suddenly delaying a vote on impeachment articles that was supposed to occur Thursday night, and one Democrat on the committee has admitted the move was for attention. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) told CNN on Friday that instead of having the vote late Thursday night when no one was paying attention, the committee wanted to maximize the number of potential viewers by pushing it until Friday morning. The Thursday night hearing lasted nearly until midnight. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX2gUexYgEE&feature=emb_logo California Democrat Nancy Pelosi knows she’s got jack. All Democrats know they have nothing against President Trump. Unfortunately, that won’t stop them from acting like children and attempting to impeach. The Speaker’s response to liberal CNN host Jake Tapper’s questions about the process shows she’s vapid on the issue. And considering the issue at hand, that’s kind of a big deal. The fact that Dems have taken the impeachment process as far as they have without any proof of presidential wrongdoing whatsoever speaks volumes about character. But they don’t care. WATCH: You can’t make this up. Nancy Pelosi scolds CNN’s @JakeTapper for asking about impeachment on the day she asks for articles of impeachment to be drafted against @realDonaldTrump. #StopTheMadness https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1202784451559862272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1202784451559862272&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-scolds-cnn-for-asking-her-about-impeachment-on-day-she-declared-impeachment If there is one person…

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