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Then You’re Not Worth What Your Parents Told Your Delicate Little Ass

seattleI know that’s a long title, but it is taken from a comment after a blog post about Seattle’s upcoming minimum wage hike to $15.00 per hour.  The hike goes into effect on, of all days, April Fools Day.  The “Living Wage” has long been one of the liberal alters.  At that wage, working forty hours a week and fifty-two weeks a year you’ll earn just over $31,000.00 a year.  The rub is that minimum wage jobs are SUPPOSED to be entry level jobs to help train young folks some work ethic and give them some independence in their lives.  The minimum wage job is not supposed to be your career!  The other rub is that at $15.00 per hour those entry level jobs are going away.  Businesses cannot afford to pay that much to someone to sweep floors, serve burgers, or check coats.  Seattle is finding that out as pointed out in the Protein Wisdom Blog;

News Briefs – Volume III

Brief 1:  The Associated Press reported that a man stripped off his clothes and began to jog near the White House.  He was quickly apprehended and taken to a hospital for mental health observation.  The nude jogger posed no threat to the President, who was home at the time.  It was unclear, however, whether CNBC’s Chris Matthews would be available for his Hardball telecast or would be committed to a mental health facility for further observation.  An angry Keith Olberman was overheard saying, “That damn Matthews.  I wish that I had thought of that.  That would make Obama love me more.”