Democrats in California just killed whatever low income options were available thanks to the absurd demand for $15 an hour to be the minimum wage.

No one in their right mind could possibly think that raising minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour would be financially feasible. That’s where liberals come in. Protesting, boycotting, and become unionized was the grand plan in order to help the lower class earn a better income.

What Democrats fail to understand is minimum wage jobs are not designed to support a family. They are for starting out so high school students and people with little to no experience could get a start. But that’s all it’s meant to be, a start. Advance, move up, go to school and advance you education and eventually get a real job. Flipping burgers at McDonald’s does not deserve $15 an hour when teachers and EMT’s don’t even make that.

Now California citizens living in Chinatown will lose the Walmart they begged to have. There goes your cheaper shopping, hope it was worth it.

Via Breitbart:

Los Angeles residents of impoverished Chinatown were shocked to learn on January 17 that the Walmart they pleaded for years to get would be shut down at 7 p.m. Sunday evening due to the city’s new $15 minimum wage ordinance, and union harassment.

According to Movement organizer Brooke Anderson, “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.”

But after succeeding in pushing through a minimum wage that was set to start on January 1 at $10 an hour and jump in steps to $15 in 2018, unions and liberals have begun to panic that spiking wages might actually cause the 15 percent rate of unemployment among those with a high school diploma or less to rise.

The only thing $15 an hour for minimum wage accomplished is lowering people’s need for a proper education.

Why go to school and better yourself if you can be paid $15 an hour for an entry level position?

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  1. Bob

    March 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Teachers make more than $15 an hour. Your statement is not true. Military personnel do not make $15 an hour nd they are on call 24/7. Get your facts straight.

    • Brynwan

      March 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

      It depends on in which state they teach. There are many states that the starting salary and for the next 5-8 years their salaries ARE below $15 per hour. I know, I taught in one of those states!

    • Jeff

      March 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Ok bob.. how much do teachers make?

      • Karen Tolfree

        March 28, 2017 at 6:19 am

        In NYS they retire with 3/4’s of their salary which comes to 6 figures.

        • Pops

          April 4, 2017 at 8:23 am

          Look at cost of living in most areas of that state. I am a retired teacher in Texas and retired with a pension check that is 25% of my working salary.

        • Linda

          April 5, 2017 at 6:36 am

          I taught in NYS for 33 years. My retirement salary is $43,000. Who gets 6 figures?

  2. Bob

    March 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Teachers make more than $15 an hour. Your statement is not true. Military personnel do not make $15 an hour and they are on call 24/7. Get your facts straight.

    • Frank

      March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      My wife just retired from substitute teaching this year. She made $85 for each 5 hour she worked! That was $17/hr with her degree and experience. Those with no advanced education or experience think they deserve $15/hr! You will never convince me.

  3. John

    March 26, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Next time you go to your favorite fast food place look who is behind the counter! $15 per hour gives you full time illegals and no room for student labor just starting out that needs those summer jobs!

  4. Th3o More

    March 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    You are using the wrong set of the english language. First you talk as if democrats want to help the poor. If democrats wanted to help the poor they would completely change inner city schools. The democrats approach education as a job program for adults so they can get the votes. They know they will get the black vote no matter what so they can and do ignore helping poor inner city education to become better. Second, Walmart helps the poor more than most things the government does. One of my daughters hates Walmart but Walmart helps the poor because they only earn less than three percent profit. A majority of black people want to work, pay their bills, and try to help their families. The “blacks as dangerous crime ridden people” (who we can’t say were criminals but everyone knows it) is an invention of the main stream media and democrats.

  5. Pissed Off Patriot

    March 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The Walton family has billions of dollars. They don’t need any more money. If they would give their employees annual raises, and a full 40 hours a week, maybe people could survive. Its not only teens and young adults that work there! The Walton family are creepy, sleezy, globalists. They sell cheap Chinese shit!! And give their employees just under 40 hours a week so they don’t have to pay for insurance. The cost of living in California is way out of control! When someone can sell a 2 bdrm, 1 bath ranch for over 1/2 a million dollars, is insane! I don’t see how anyone can live in that state without government assistance.

    • Dimples

      April 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Agree, I live in California,
      I make more than a starting teacher ?‍? I was so surprised, cost of living is high here. Can’t buy a home and rent is high! What’s going to happen is people will get laid off and employees will be replaced with automatic tellers, it’s happening everywhere self checkout. At Airports, Grocery store,etc….

    • Tyrell

      April 5, 2017 at 1:05 am

      Ha! Here in Hawaii it’s WORSE! Democrap’s run this state! Were taxed across tje board! Rent 1 room no electricity included ROOM! $1000 dollars! 1 bedroom no electricity $1,500! Oh and to buy a 2 bedroom house -mind it’s a 40 year old house it’s going FOR $500,000 thousand dollars! Eek!

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