Cold Reality Hits the Foster’s Freeze

Sunny California, The Least Sensible Place in the World, has just passed a law raising the minimum wage to $20 an hour. This, you see, will give more money to low-wage earners. That was their theory, anyway. Cold Reality paints a much more tragic picture of what happened to a Foster’s Freeze out there in The Real World

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Tim Farley
April 7, 2024 5:17 PM

I heard it was Churchill to Lady Astor… would you sleep with me for ten thousand pounds? OK. Would you sleep with me for five pounds? No, what kind of girl do you think I am? We’ve already established that, now we are merely negotiating the price….

Tim Farley
April 7, 2024 5:14 PM

A million dollars an hour minimum wage…. and everyone need only work one hour a year

John Belt
April 7, 2024 10:04 AM

Good Lord, how many times does a liberal need to fail spectacularly before they learn?

Reply to  John Belt
April 7, 2024 1:24 PM

If you ask them, they’ll tell you that these unending failures are not their fault. They’ll claim they fail because we of their political opposition engineered their failures. They would usher in an era of human utopia if we would just get out of their way, according to them. This shifts the blame from where it belongs and were a lesson could be learned so there are never lessons learned. Only more trying to do the same thing over and over again expecting better results. Which is a definition of insanity. In their state of insanity the very best solution… Read more »

Tim Farley
Reply to  John Belt
April 7, 2024 5:11 PM

It is never enough.

Dindy Dee
April 7, 2024 8:31 AM

The persistence, grit, determination and single minded driven desire is required to originate and run a small business. It takes nerves of steel and the ability to face sometimes insurmountable obstacles to keep going. I’ve been there and done that as the wife of a small business owner and then employee of a small business. I’m not talking about the boutique small business funded by inheritance or the successful husband or dad financing his wife or kid’s interest in owning an antique or bric-a-brac shop or surfboard store. No, I’m talking about the true entrepreneur who has an idea that… Read more »

RoadRunner NM
April 7, 2024 6:39 AM

It can never be stated often enough. The true minimum wage is $0.00.

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Barbara Hanson
April 7, 2024 6:02 AM

When bad men combine, the good must associate, else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. It is not enough in a situation of trust in the commonwealth that a man means well to his country.Edmund Burke
Thanks for posting this discussion. Scott’s sage advice to the depressed fast food employee was exactly what he needed to hear.

April 6, 2024 5:43 PM

How naiive to think that this economic sabotage is producing “unintended” consequences!! Ridiculous. Nobody can be so stupid as to not realize that raising the minimum wage ALWAYS increases unemployment.When you meet some moron who actually does believe this idiocy, you ask: A) Have you ever taken an economics course? If yes, you ask, B) Did you pass it? If yes, you tell them, C) Then you need to DEMAND A REFUND.

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John Belt
April 7, 2024 10:07 AM

I don’t know, after listening to a couple of these limousine liberals speak for more than a few minutes, I get the feeling they are pretty damned stupid…..

Reply to  John Belt
April 7, 2024 11:50 AM

The fact of their stupidity does not preclude evil intent. Paul also tells us that God gives up some to depraved minds, and essentially ratifies their evil choices & preferences by taking away their ability to reason. So, in many cases, their stupidity is very likely due to their evil.

April 8, 2024 11:28 AM

Stupidity is an impediment to evil intent. Smart people are much more effective at being evil than are stupid people. Vladimir Lenin is a great example of that.

I’m not worried about the evil dummies, I’m worried about the intelligent evil people that are herding them.

That said, intelligent people do stupid things too so your point is valid about stupidity being the result of having been blinded by evil.

Sal Durante
April 7, 2024 10:30 AM

It’s plausible that at one time the negative consequences were unintended. That is no longer plausible.

Michael Fry
April 6, 2024 12:23 PM

As a high schooler in 1965 Fort Bragg, California I worked in a Co-op store as a warehouse worker stocking the shelves in the retail area at a minimum wage. One day the manager told me that he could not keep me because the other workers could not get a pay raise if he continued to pay me and they had worked there longer than I had and had families to feed so he had to let me go. I didn’t get another full-time job until after I graduated High School in June and finally went to work as an… Read more »

Ron Swansons Alter Ego
Reply to  Michael Fry
April 8, 2024 9:30 AM

Of course he was now paying more than minimum wage to have the shelves stocked. So while that might have been a good decision based upon the context, it was not necessarily so based upon added value.
Stocking shelves was easy enough that he could teach just about anyone to do it, hence a minimum wage task. One should think that those who had been there longer had obtained other skills that brought more value. I wonder what they thought about now having to stock shelves. Or if the store owner ended up doing it.

Reply to  Ron Swansons Alter Ego
April 8, 2024 11:23 AM

A lot of times it’s the employee that is most versatile that is the last laid off. Someone who can stock shelves, unload trucks, correctly inventory both the sales floor and the warehouse, man a cash register and who rarely if ever says “no” when asked to do any of that especially on short notice when the business is short handed — Is the kind of person that doesn’t go until the business does. I’m not saying that Michael Fry wasn’t that kind of employee. I’m just pointing out how that kind of attitude towards work is getting rarer and… Read more »

Ron Swansons Alter Ego
Reply to  ACTS (TM)
April 9, 2024 6:47 AM

Good counterpoint. Thanks

April 6, 2024 9:45 AM

This is great news. By passing this legislation a huge percentage of people are going to see that limousine liberals don’t care if they eat or not. A good number of the people who ended up unemployed due to this are going to if not start voting Republican at least stop voting Democrat. Of course this will be used as a pretext to massively expand the Welfare State to “care for all the poor people” who have been disenfranchised and unemployed by this nonsense. It takes quite a while between becoming aware that welfare support is available, applying for it,… Read more »

John Belt
Reply to  ACTS (TM)
April 7, 2024 10:09 AM

No, they won’t start voting conservative. Most of these people are beyond education and can’t learn even a simple lesson. They are like rats. They foul the area they live in and move to another area to start over again.

Reply to  John Belt
April 7, 2024 1:00 PM

Yeah, I said “if not vote Republican”, didn’t I? It’s good enough if they just stop voting for Limousine Leftist Democrats. A vote they don’t cast for the Commie Left is damn near as good as a vote cast for our side. As for “rats” … Some are and some aren’t. I doubt that people who find themselves out of work because of this $20 minimum wage nonsense are going to be able to afford any sort of significant relocation. It costs a pile of money to move, having myself fled the Soviet Socialist Repooblik of Kalifornia I have first… Read more »

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