Friday, May 30, 2014

Sawant Declares Victory As Seattle Moves Closer To A $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Who let the robots in? Kashama Sawant.

A Seattle city council committee unanimously voted to pass Mayor Ed Murray’s minimum wage plan, with some amendments.

Socialist city council member Kshama Sawant said it’s a victory for workers. Of course, it won't be  a victory for those who lose their jobs/

The plan phases in a $15-an-hour minimum wage over a period of three to seven years, depending on how big the business is. Which raises the question, if minimum wages are so great, why are their different phase in times for different businesses?

(via KPLU)


  1. "Socialist city council member Kshama Sawant said it’s a victory for workers."

    Yeah, that's if you like unemployment. Clueless.

  2. Why? Because anyone that isn't a certified moron intuitively understands that one's wage is tied to his value to the employer. If the costs of employing someone exceed the arbitrary minimum wage established, the guy will be fired or not hired to begin with.

    Seattle is doing what politicians everywhere do: trying to score points with an ignorant population, but phasing in the change to prevent people from correlating the law with increased unemployment.

    The notion that Sawant and her ilk care about the poor and unskilled is a fantasy. They are being thrown under the bus so Sawant can look good to her base.

  3. First, minimum wage legislation, then extreme income redistribution, then central planning, then Socialism!!! See how easy it is?

  4. It's just more of the same broken window fallacy. Somehow money in spendthrift's hands makes for a better economy. However, they ignore that taking it from others destroys that chain of spending. Spending = income !!!

    If you really think about it, the 70's should have been awesome! More spending, and then the gas station had more money to spend. It just works! More spending necessarily = more stuff. Redistribution never leads to less stuff.

    I kid, I kid, hehe