The newly chosen focus of the Democratic Party, the “Fight for $15.00 an hour” is a hot button topic that has been gaining steam for quite some time now. I personally have seen a surge in the propaganda against the movement, and judging by the direction of the attacks it has never been hard to tell where the conservative right will focus next. We have already seen them try to distort the facts to try to back up their narratives on other matters, and the fight over the minimum wage is no exception. Now we are seeing them try to direct all the focus on a small portion of the work force in order to sway public opinion on this debate.
The reality is, we do not know what the exact effects of a $15.00 an hour minimum wage would be, and neither do conservatives. No one really knows because we have not gotten to that point yet. We’ll know soon enough though because not long after Seattle raises their minimum wage, Los Angeles and San Francisco plan to follow suite. The problem now is, we are constantly being misdirected to small businesses when the people that are most opposed to raising the minimum wage are the ones that own or run large businesses.