Seattle Raises Minimum Wage To $15, Workers Demand FEWER HOURS To Keep WELFARE BENEFITS! LOL!
This is amazing. When Seattle raised their minimum wage to $15 I predicted, along with many other conservatives, that there would be lost jobs and raised prices on goods and services. And all of that has happened. But I don’t think any of us would predict that workers would ask for fewer hours of employment just to keep their welfare benefits!!
That is just remarkable. Keep in mind that the arguments the liberal douchebag commie crowd makes for $15 an hour is that people shouldn’t have to live under poverty and work full time. But these people are literally choosing poverty rather than work full time! LOL!
Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and move them off public assistance. But there may be a hitch in the plan.
Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t lose public subsidies for things like food, child care and rent.
Full Life Care, a home nursing nonprofit, told KIRO-TV in Seattle that several workers want to work less.
“If they cut down their hours to stay on those subsidies because the $15 per hour minimum wage didn’t actually help get them out of poverty, all you’ve done is put a burden on the business and given false hope to a lot of people,” said Jason Rantz, host of the Jason Rantz show on 97.3 KIRO-FM.
The twist is just one apparent side effect of the controversial — yet trendsetting — minimum wage law in Seattle, which is being copied in several other cities despite concerns over prices rising and businesses struggling to keep up.
The notion that employees are intentionally working less to preserve their welfare has been a hot topic on talk radio. While the claims are difficult to track, state stats indeed suggest few are moving off welfare programs under the new wage.
Despite a booming economy throughout western Washington, the state’s welfare caseload has dropped very little since the higher wage phase began in Seattle in April. In March 130,851 people were enrolled in the Basic Food program. In April, the caseload dropped to 130,376.
As disgusting as I find this development, we can use this to destroy idiotic liberal arguments on the minimum wage and how to defeat poverty. And here’s clear evidence that many who are poor love being poor much more than they do actually being independent.