Seven states -- Arizona, California, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania -- are raising their minimum wage. The federal minimum is $5.15 an hour. The new state minimum wages go as high as $7.50 an hour. "We've made Massachusetts the best state to live in for struggling working families," said Carl Nilsson, an activist for the poor, citing the higher minimum wage and an earlier state law that requires health care insurance for all.It's hard to imagine a dumber bunch than the polititians in the seven states that passed those new higher wage laws, or the world-class idiots in Massachusetts that passed that incredibly naive "free health insurance for all" package.... if you exclude the fools in Washington, of course.
Two things will happen:
-1) What businesses that are able will leave these seven states on the next bus for states that did not raise their minimum wage, and
-2) Many illegals, typically unable to read, speak or understand English, will flock to the magnificent seven to take all the predicted higher paid jobs that even now are in the process of evaporating--will not find work--but will find their way onto state welfare programs (already run by sympathetic minorities), or increase the crime rate in the areas they infest. In PollyAnna's home state, Massachusetts, many will will stay for the free medical handouts.
Anyone with half a brain will understand that these perks have to be instituted by all the states at the same time, or there will indeed be a huge exodus of businesses and their minimum wage jobs to greener(and cheaper) pastures, eventually dragging their faithful flocks of cheap laborers along with them, a losing proposition all the way around.
The states that raised their minimum wage will lose jobs and tax revenue, and the states where the job makers end up will suffer a influx of non-english-speaking illegals, huge increases in the costs of welfare and medical services, along with a general reduction in the standard of living in those areas that suffer a brown tsunami.
This guy Carl Nilsson, "activist for the poor", is the type of idiot that can bring down a state government in bankruptsy if allowed to run rampant amongst the natives.
Massachusetts is going to be the poster child for stupid ideas with that free medical stuff. Those six other states will be close behind.
But hey! When you think about it... Maybe the leaders those seven states aren't so stupid after all. A really good way to rid themselves of these disease-ridden, law-breaking, anti-American illegals in their midst is to do exactly what they just did... eliminate the jobs by forcing the job makers out.
But I give them too much credit. Getting a handle on their illegal problem will just be one of those "unanticipated consequences".