We reported something similar taking place in Washington not too long ago. This is the minimum wage in action, folks. Remember, nothing occurs in a vacuum. Whenever the government mandates that businesses pay more for employees, something must happen. That extra money must come from somewhere.
From a hilariously biased Minnesota CBS affiliate:
People eating at a Stillwater restaurant Tuesday noticed a new fee added to their bill.
Owners of the Oasis Cafe are charging a 35 cent minimum wage fee. They say it’s to offset the cost of an increased minimum wage for tipped employees.
Customers have mixed reviews about the new fee.
For some, the thought of charging customers this fee sent them to social media to vent.
“You’re essentially blaming customers for the increase when you charge for it the way you do,” one customer wrote on Facebook.
Another said: “It’s Oasis way of blaming our government for trying to set a fair living wage. It is political grandstanding.”
Oasis owners fired back on Facebook, saying: “Thumbing my nose at the law change, you’re right. Part of my thinking was to shine a light on this matter, which I truly believe is in the best interest of both my business and employees.”
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Again, nothing happens in a vacuum, or, as Thomas Sowell would say, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
For those of you who are still a little confused on why the minimum wage literally hurts those it claims to help, here are some videos:
And it’s not just true for minimum wage, it’s true for virtually everything the government does. Whenever the government tries to do something to “help”, regardless of how well intentioned, it generally makes it and/or something else worse. This is a basic axiom.
The problem with American conservatism is that it hates the left more than the state, loves the past more than liberty, feels a greater attachment to nationalism than to the idea of self-determination, believes brute force is the answer to all social problems, and thinks it is better to impose truth rather than risk losing one soul to heresy. It has never understood the idea of freedom as a self-ordering principle of society. It has never seen the state as the enemy of what conservatives purport to favor. It has always looked to presidential power as the saving grace of what is right and true about America. — Lew Rockwell (via laliberty)
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