Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Seattle Sells Its Future for $15 an Hour

The Seattle City Council, liberal brain trust that it is, has set an example for the entire nation by voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

"This legislation sends a message heard around the world: Seattle wants to stop the race to the bottom in wages and that we deplore the growth in income inequality and the widening gap between the rich and the poor," said Councilman Tom Rasmussen, who along with whackadoo Mayor Ed Murray and openly Socialist Councilwoman Kshama Sawant pushed this genius piece of economic policy.

Yessirree, undeterred by common sense or the need to keep business in their town, the members of the city council are showing America how Progressives get it done.
They have a utopian vision to be sure, but I always wonder, if liberals truly think raising the minimum wage is the way to lift everybody's boats, why are they stopping at $15 an hour? Why not $100 or more?

Just imagine how great that would be. ...

You walk into your local McDonald's, where the velvet-jacketed doorman ushers you inside. Your street-grimy sneakers sink into the plush red carpet as you walk blithely beneath crystal chandeliers on your way to the nearest cashier, who happens to be the only cashier, in fact the only employee in the whole place, which is fitted out in marble tables and gold-plated fixtures, but otherwise empty.

The lone cashier himself is a tall, lanky young man with safety pins through both eyebrows, a gold-plated doorknocker hanging from his nose and high-gauge earrings you could slide a curtain rod through. But his uniform is crisp and fresh, complete with white calf-skin gloves and top hat.

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