Target Proves $15 Minimum Wage Will Not Work
One can rightly say that Target got what they had come to them. Target is a retail giant that recently made headlines as they were going to be one of the first to give all their employees a minimum starting wage of $15 per hour. The wacky liberals went crazy over this socialist decision. Like all socialist decisions, it has not worked out well for the employees of Target. What the loony liberals will not tell you is that there are consequences for having such a high minimum wage.
The loony liberals want everyone to believe that they have their best interests in mind when they push for things like a $15 minimum wage. The stupid liberals will never tell their followers about the potential consequences. Every praised Target for making this monumental move and now people are wondering why more companies have not simply done the same thing. The answer to such inquiries is found in what Target had to do to keep itself in business.
The funny part about the Target story is that those that received the increase also had to suffer a major decrease. What happened is that Target had to cut their hours because they were making too much money. This is simply business logic. A company cannot pay people anything unless it brings in more than what is needed to meet payroll. Target has also made the move to more automation meaning that customers are now able to check themselves out instead of waiting for a cashier.
What is funny about this situation is that it was predicted by the conservatives long before Target implemented the changes. Simple math dictates that a company cannot pay out more than it takes in. Doing so causes businesses to fail. All the wacky Democrats that are pushing for a national minimum wage need to wake up and see the hurt and trouble that Target has found itself in. A high minimum wage will not help in the end. Rather, it will cause companies to fail and people to not have as many hours.
What the stupid liberals and Target owners are finding out is that workers are now complaining about having their hours cut. Companies may increase their wages for workers but if that number is greater than what is taken in, then there will need to be some cutting of hours or just simply downsizing of the company. Once the dust settles on all of this chaos one can only hope that some within the loony camp will realize that socialism fails in every way possible.
Target made a huge mistake in increasing the wages of so many people. Many of the people that work for Target have found that they can no longer pay their bills because they do not earn enough. Even when Target has been posting massive profits it still is not enough to offset the bad decision to bring people on at $15 per hour. The employees are now making less than they did before because their hours are so low.
This is where the Republicans sit back and say “we told you so.” Some Target families have even lost their health insurance because they have fallen below the minimum hours that are needed to be worked to qualify for the benefits. Automation and increased wages are not the friends of employees. A high minimum wage takes away the desire to work hard and build a future for oneself. Younger employees feel entitled to things that older employees have worked hard to accomplished.
This move by Target has been a thorn in their side. It has caused nothing but problems. The only thing that has come out of this good decision is what is found in the bad. The results speak to the failure of a socialist system. It proves that a Democratic way of government is doomed to fail. The government needs to stay out of the private sector and stop trying to ruin the lives of people.