Seattle sees fallout from $15 minimum wage, as other cities follow suit
Here’s the two opening paragraphs:
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.
You get to read some comments of course, on how the government are interfering and the usual cant a sane person expects to find at Fox News. Look, a statistic is included to make you think that the $15 minimum wage isn’t getting people off welfare.
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.
So an article to tell y’all that the $15 minimum wage isn’t working. And you know what, that’s absolutely true, because $15 is not the current minimum wage. Typically, you have to read way down in the article to find…
The wage is being phased in over several years to give businesses time to adjust. The current minimum wage in Seattle is $11.
Ah, so there it is. A whole lot of dishonesty about $15 per hour, which as yet, does not exist.