Liberals are on a mission to raise the minimum wage in this country. What just happened in Los Angeles, however, shows that a minimum wage increase is NOT all it’s cracked up to be…
Breitbart reported that a Walmart located in Los Angeles’ Chinatown district was forced to close recently due to the city’s $15 minimum wage ordinance. The local community, which consists mostly of Asian and Hispanic immigrants, had fought for years to have a Walmart brought to the area, so this came as devastating news to them.
The Walmart had opened in September of 2013, and all was going well for it until the “Fight For 15” minimum wage movement spread through California. Suddenly, huge banners were popping up everywhere saying things like “Walmart Wages War on Workers” and “Walmart Wages War on Planet Earth.”
“As people deeply committed to environmental and climate justice, we condemn Walmart as a climate criminal and we stand side-by-side with Walmart’s workers organizing for $15 per hour, full time work, and the respect they deserve,” said movement organizer Brooke Anderson.
Though they were successful in raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles, liberals soon panicked when it became evident that this increase caused a 15 percent rate of unemployment among those with a high school diploma or less.
It looks like that minimum wage increase wasn’t such a good idea, was it?