It’s not exactly an original idea from Somalia’s greatest gift to the states. (What’s the minimum wage in Somali again? Workers’ comp?)
Lefties have been pushing the message that if businesses, like say, independent bookstores, can’t afford to hit their minimum wage target, which is rising to $15 and even $20 an hour they should close, and let Amazon scoop up what’s left of the book market and censor conservatives.
Big businesses, like Kroger’s, have also reacted to the mandates by closing entire supermarkets, putting a lot of employees out of work, and creating so-called “food deserts”.
Not a problem for the likes of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
“Businesses that pay their workers fairly aren’t having trouble finding workers. And if your business can’t turn a profit without paying people starvation wages, like the $7.50 an hour federal minimum wage, you shouldn’t be in business,” Omar tweeted.
$7.50 is a very different wage in different parts of the country.
But Omar is notoriously generous when paying a fortune to her husband’s consulting firm.