Seattle’s Minimum Wage Cost City 1,000 Restaurant Jobs in One Month

What was it that we kept saying would happen if we were to enact a high minimum wage? Prices would necessarily rise, business would go down as a result, and people would lose their jobs. We can look at Seattle as sort of a test case of what happens when the government decides that private businesses have to pay a certain amount to their employees. When the government gets involved in wage controls, bad things happen. And it was all predictable. In June of last year, the city of Seattle decided Read more […]

Seattle Moves Forward with “Gun Violence Tax” on all Guns and Ammo

Seattle city council president Tim Burgess’ proposed ordinance that the city impose a $25 tax on all firearms and a 5-cent tax on every round of ammo will move forward. The revenues from this “gun violence tax,” as they’re calling it, will go to help the city’s gun control efforts. First of all, this proposed ordinance will be in violation of state law, and since gun control proponents are all about being in compliance with the law, they should consider this. State law prohibits cities and Read more […]

Yesterday was Indigenous People’s Day

According to Seattle, yesterday was Indigenous People’s Day. Not Columbus Day: The name change comes after activists pushed for a day to honor indigenous people instead of Christopher Columbus, the most recognizable figure linked to European contact with the Americas. “This is about taking a stand against racism and discrimination,” Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant told the Seattle Times. “Learning about the history of Columbus and transforming this day into a celebration of Read more […]

SeaTac City Residents Paying for City’s $15 Minimum Wage

Obama and Democrats have been pushing to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour. Their argument is that people making minimum wage cannot support themselves or their families on that little pay. It sounds like a good argument at face value, but such an increase in minimum wage could be devastating to the economy and jobs. Republicans have blocked the measure from passing, claiming that raising the minimum wage that much would hurt many businesses, causing layoffs, preventing Read more […]