Seattle’s Decision to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour the Latest Example of the Democrats’ ‘War on the Young’
The progressives who populate the Seattle City Council made dubious economic history on Monday by voting to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The pay hike – which will be phased in over the next several years – is meant “to address the national trend of rising income inequality and a city that has become increasingly unaffordable for many of its residents,” the Seattle Times reports.
Good luck with that.
The $15-an-hour minimum wage law may feel good, but it’s actually going to cause economic hardship for a large segment of the population: teenagers and twenty-somethings who are trying to gain an economic foothold in the world.
While the new law allows employers to pay a lower “training wage” to teens and disabled workers – paging the ACLU – it will undoubtedly lead to an overall decrease in hiring of teenagers and other beginning workers.