Socialist New York congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented the closing of her former employer but glided over the fact that it was closing because of the minimum-wage hikes she supports.
Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute said politicians are to blame for the closure of businesses like The Coffee Place, which had survived for nearly 30 years. Saltsman said that rather than visiting her soon-to-be unemployed coworkers, Ocasio-Cortez should reevaluate her approach to economic regulation.
Fat chance. Socialism appeals to the two base and basic feelings of many people: greed and envy. Low-skilled workers should get a minimum of $10 $15 $20 an hour! The fact that money doesn't grow on trees and that many small businesses close their doors which means that those very same workers end up with $0 an hour is of very little concern to demagogues.