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Socialists Get What They Had Coming to Them

Posted by V the K at 8:57 am - February 3, 2015.
Filed under: Economy

San Francisco has raised its minimum wag to $15 an hour, which is what many on the left want, (although leftist icon Liz Warren thinks $22 would be better.) Well, thanks to San Francisco’s progressive politics, a lot of employees at a certain bookstore will now be making $0 an hour.

In November, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly passed a measure that will increase the minimum wage within the city to $15 per hour by 2018.  Although all of us at Borderlands support the concept of a living wage in principal and we believe that it’s possible that the new law will be good for San Francisco — Borderlands Books as it exists is not a financially viable business if subject to that minimum wage.  Consequently we will be closing our doors no later than March 31st.  The cafe will continue to operate until at least the end of this year.

If only someone had warned them that raising the minimum wage would result in the loss of jobs and the closing of small local businesses.  But I suppose you would have to be some kind of magical genius to foresee such completely unexpected consequences.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Careful, VtheK, your sarcasm is showing. 🙂

    Comment by Craig Smith — February 3, 2015 @ 11:06 am - February 3, 2015

  2. At $15/hr., almost every gay-and-lesbian bookstore in America would be forced to close. Most can barely make their payrolls and pay rent/taxes as it is with part-time volunteers now. And most of those casual jobs held part-time by college students will soon disappear soon-after.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — February 3, 2015 @ 11:28 am - February 3, 2015

  3. Although all of us at Borderlands support the concept of a living wage in principal and we believe that it’s possible that the new law will be good for San Francisco — Borderlands Books as it exists is not a financially viable business if subject to that minimum wage.

    It’s a pity they don’t support the concept of reading, as that would improve their spelling as well as their bottom line. Also, the statement that they support the ‘concept of a living wage’ while having to close their business perfectly illustrates that they haven’t yet realized that liberalism doesn’t work in the real world, although the ‘…if subject to that minimum wage’ possibly implies they think they should be exempt, that a $15 minimum is for ‘those other businesses’.

    Comment by Ignatius — February 3, 2015 @ 12:25 pm - February 3, 2015

  4. Ted B.- I think I am the only gay that has ever bought something from the non-porn section of a gay bookstore. Gay bookstores will be fine as they are basically adult bookstores with dusty non porn books in the front section.

    Comment by Steve — February 3, 2015 @ 4:17 pm - February 3, 2015

  5. How dare they not stay open and operate under a loss!

    Comment by Niall — February 3, 2015 @ 11:16 pm - February 3, 2015

  6. Ignatius – exactly! They support a “living wage” for others but not for themselves. If they truly supported a “living wage” they would have found a way to pay it BEFORE it became law.

    Comment by charles — February 4, 2015 @ 9:19 pm - February 4, 2015

  7. Geez, that’s quite the run on sentence for a store that sells books! #punctuationisyourfriend! #lazysloppywriting!

    Comment by runningrn — February 5, 2015 @ 2:44 pm - February 5, 2015

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    Pingback by Socialists Get What They Had Coming to Them - Citizens News — February 8, 2015 @ 12:47 pm - February 8, 2015

  9. Hey, I support the concept of a “living wage” too! – Just like I support the concept of every little girl having her own, pet, tame, flying unicorn. Wouldn’t it be nice if all diseases were abolished, and gumdrops and donuts fell from every rainbow? Yes it would.

    P.S. The fact that I thinkfeel those things automatically makes me a wonderful person; better than any conservative. /progressivementality

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — February 10, 2015 @ 6:46 pm - February 10, 2015

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