From the Right: Minimum Wage

Elizabeth Gorder

Elizabeth Gorder

A minimum wage increase sounds good coming out of the mouths of the Democratic elite and R.I.N.O.s (Republican In Name Only). But there is one thing they all forget: The negatives outweigh the positives on this issue. All around the country people are losing their jobs due to the increase in minimum wage. Call me old-fashioned, but I would rather have a job than not have a job.

The Democrats pride themselves on being the champions of the little guy. They called for the increase in the minimum wage to help the little guy make a “living wage.” I, for one, ignore this guise and see it for what it really is.

People lose jobs because employers cannot afford the drastic increases in payroll. Small businesses cannot afford to keep their employees, and it’s difficult for them to adjust to such an increase. The big businesses (like Wal-Mart) are usually the only ones who can keep up because they can afford to.

Arizona just had a new law go into effect last month, raising the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $6.75 per hour. A recent article in The Arizona Republic states that payroll budgets for small businesses have risen so much that they’re cutting hours, instituting hiring freezes and laying off employees. And a big chunk of those losing their jobs are high-school and college kids.

These cutbacks in staff are what the Democrats were hoping for, because it brings more people into the nanny state and lets the Democrats come to the rescue. The Democratic party cannot exist if there are no people to exploit.

People are blind to what is really going on here. For years, Democrats have talked a good talk and have never followed up on any of it. Now they can kill two birds with one stone – increase the minimum wage (which makes them look like heroes), and get more people sucking the teat of the state.

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