Seattle with $15 minimum wage suffered the worst job losses since the Great Recession.

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    Feb 21, 2016 2:12 AM GMT
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    Is Seattle’s radical experiment with the highest-ever minimum wage in US history serving as a “model for the rest of the nation to follow”? Or is Seattle serving as an “economic canary in the coal mine” for other cities and states (and the country) considering the “bold action” of imposing higher labor costs on employers
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    How can we be sure that the increase in minimum wage is to blame? Employment in the neighboring suburbs of the city have hit a record high:
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    No one should be surprised by this. You can't repeal the laws of economics simply by waving a magic wand. Mandating wages for employees not based on the dollar value they can bring to a company, but on an arbitrary notion of "fairness" is ignorant and by the time the city fathers figure that out, the self-congratulations for being "progressive" will have faded, and a hollowed out economy will be all that's left.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/hey_seattle_hows_that_15_minimum_wage_working_out_for_ya.html
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    Feb 21, 2016 2:16 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidI'm all for Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles putting in $15 minimum wages. The ensuing economic disaster is just the medicine those imbeciles out there who keep voting Democrats into power again and again and again and again need.

    It makes Democrat control of cities even more difficult for the poor. Look at Baltimore and other cities under Democrat control for decades, and in many cases, states under Democrat control for as long. Poverty, government waste, corruption, etc.