VIDEO: Left-wing MSNBC Hosts Cannot Fathom How Minimum Wage Increase Shuts Down Guest’s Business

VIDEO: Left-wing MSNBC Hosts Cannot Fathom How Minimum Wage Increase Shuts Down Guest’s Business

mkbrznskIt is almost painful watching this exchange between left-wing co-hosts on Morning Joe and a small business owner in San Francisco, who is trying to explain to them how the minimum wage increase is going to put his small business into the red. He appears to be a left-wing owner of a bookstore, no conservative. Three of his five employees make minimum wage. 

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In many businesses, they’re lucky to make a 5% profit, and a lot of their expenses are due to employee costs, but these idiots have probably never actually a business. They believe money just appears in an employer’s pocket, and he refuses to share it because he’s evil.

But hey just for kicks, let’s do the math. A jump from $11.05 to $15 per hour is about $4 more every hour. Three employees, eight hours a day, 40 hours a week, you’re talking about $5,120 a month more, about $61,400 per year. How much does a book store make? According to this book-owner, just not enough to keep the business alive.

That doesn’t even account for increased unemployment insurance and Social Security and everything else it takes to have an employee.

But the idiots at MSNBC just have to believe that he’s doing it out of spite, because they know what’s better for his business than he does. And now five employees are out of a job and his business closes down.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski is heard saying, “That shouldn’t put you under,” both sounding and looking clueless. I guess when you’re the daughter of former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, and you make a $2 million annual salary, understanding economics for the little guy isn’t anything you need to bother with.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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