California Democrat Ro Khanna recently appeared on CNN and made a stunning admission about the minimum wage that is sort of an open secret. Khanna says that if a business cannot afford to pay a minimum wage of at least $15 per hour, then they shouldn’t be in business. The Democrat House Rep took it one step further and said “we don’t want them,” referring to the businesses who don’t have enough money to pay the very high wages. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that the wage hike will cost the United States 1.4 million jobs.
Khanna’s viewpoint on small businesses and the minimum wage comes off like the typical sort of politician who is despised by the average American. His comments give off the sentiment of someone who is out of touch and who thinks they are elite. Not every business has an endless mountain of money that they can draw from when payroll expenses double in cost. Large companies like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kroger and more are actively running nationwide commercials in their efforts to raise their employees’ wages because these business titans can afford to pay the expense. Small businesses cannot.
Just because a small business does not have the capital to fund expensive government mandates does not mean they don’t deserve to operate. If that’s the case, then the same must be said for the employees who want to work for an employer who pays less than the arbitrarily-set wage of $15 per hour. In some parts of the country, a wage that high is simply out of the question. This is where automation and offshoring becomes much more of a factor in American business.
If politicians in America are advocating for policies that actively ruin small businesses and kill jobs for American citizens, then that politician’s true loyalty must be brought into question. Are they merely puppets of major businesses or are they servants to their constituency who voted for them in the first place?
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