Seattle City Clowncil has imposed a city wide increase in minimum wage to $15 per hour. This move is anti-freedom -- a repressive political system based on control by a single group of politicians. The political class is hoping the workers' greed will blind them to the cost of the loss of freedom. If you didn't earn it, you don't own it. Anticipate the political class to remind you of this when they take your "excess" money from you.
Once again the Council politicians have convinced people that personal freedom -- the freedom to make it on your own - is a bad idea, and the people need someone to control their lives. The Council's authoritarian pigs are going to destroy individual businesses so they can look like heroes to the shrinking number of employed people.
The Council's message to business is clear: Don't locate in Seattle. We will take away your right to do business. The Council's message to the people is also clear: we, the Council, are happy to spend someone else money to fool you into thinking we are giving you something. The political class only wants your vote. They don't care about your wage except to fool you. Don't be fooled.
The Council should be hung.
Cross posted on Washington State Impolite