California (and New York) imposed $15-an-hour minimum wage laws that will be phased in over the next five years. This is what is going to happen:
- Big Businesses will replace as much of their work-force as possible with automation.
- Small businesses will go out of business or relocate to more business-friendly states.
- All businesses will try to get more done with fewer workers.
- Contrary to what the left claims, welfare rolls will not be reduced because welfare recipients adapt to minimum wage increases by working less so they can stay on welfare.