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After This Liberal Victory 500 People Lost Their Jobs

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Patricia Ornelas, right, a member of the Service Employees International Union, joins others in celebration as they watched Gov. Jerry Brown sign the minimum wage bill at a simulcast viewing of the event, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown signed the legislation to gradually increase California's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022 at a news event in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Some Californians rejoiced when they awoke to hear the news that Democratic Governor Jerry Brown had signed into law, a bill that would increase the minimum wage, state-wide, to $15 an hour.

Their hard work, their rallies, their protests, their marching into businesses and shutting them down temporarily, their attacks on the internet, and their chants in both English and Spanish have finally paid off.

However, Breitbart reports that immediately after the minimum raise was announced, American Apparel, began laying off workers, and by the end of the day, more than 500 were unemployed.

The company is just one of many who are planning on taking their manufacturing jobs out of the country to take advantage business friendly environments that can be found internationally.

It seems that the counter-argument that when you artificially raise the cost of labor for businesses, they choose to employ fewer people is correct. But that’s okay, because the newly unemployed can be comforted in knowing that if they still had jobs, they would have seen a salary increase.

Hurray for Liberalism!

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Governor Brown confessed that, while the bill does not make any sense, economically, it does fulfill other criteria that are apparently important to him.

“But morally and socially and politically they make every sense…”

It’s fantastic that the government is now taking over the function of telling its people what is moral and what is not. That used to be the role of the Churches, Temples, and Mosques of the country, but sure, let’s let Governor Jerry Brown take over that part of America’s life.

“…Because it binds the community together and makes sure that parents can take care of their kids in a much more satisfactory way.”

Most parents would probably argue that the best way to take care of their kids would be to provide for them, and to feed them on a daily basis.

By passing legislation that you know will cause the layoff of parents, state-wide, you are hindering their efforts, and forcing them to look for new work in a job market that has just grown smaller, or to rely on government welfare programs.

But what would you expect from a governor who said he wanted to build a wall around California if Donald Trump was elected?

H/T Breitbart




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