Inexperienced and unqualified Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended an event to push for a forced $15 an hour wage spike for restaurant workers. If passed, the hike would apply to all tipped workers in the industry. But the measure is so unpopular, that actual workers are slamming AOC. How am I not surprised?
The $15 an hour ploy has been used by Democrats for years to score votes. On the West Coast, they have used it frequently to win elections, promising that low-skilled workers should be earning more. Much more. They get away with this idiotic plan because voters stupidly assume that big companies will be willing to pay higher wages.
It never works out that way. What Democrats don’t seem to understand is that big companies like McDonald’s are franchises—meaning the local restaurant is owned by a small business owner. They don’t get money from the corporate headquarters. In fact, they have to pay serious cash to use the name and branding of the company.
Margins are so slim that any change in expenses could mean doom for a small business. That means they have to close their doors—putting many out of work.
Guess what happened in California (and many other regions) that forced a $15 an hour wage hike? Yup, businesses either moved, closed their doors, or laid off staff (or cut hours) just to survive. Many restaurants installed digital kiosks that now do the job of people. Some are even eliminating more staff with automated burger flippers.
Good job, socialists!
Despite the horrible track record of $15 an hour, moron Rep. AOC is pushing it nation-wide. She attended an event where she tended bar (poorly) to support this stupid measure.
But restaurant workers in D.C. pushed back, calling out her terrible plan.
Servers and bartenders in the Washington, D.C., restaurant industry were quick to criticize New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for supporting the One Fair Wage campaign, which calls to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to a full minimum wage at the federal level.
Ocasio-Cortez went to a bar in Queens, New York, on Friday to raise awareness for an initiative…
Travis Weiss, the director of culinary concepts at Rebellion DC, mentioned that there were no tipped employees at the event in Queens…
“[Ocasio Cortez] is hack and a disgrace. An ROC-sponsored, invite-only event where no ACTUAL tipped employees were present shows you the depth of her concern for the real workers,” Weiss told the Caller. [Source: Daily Caller]
It’s pretty stupid to push for higher wages for tipped workers. They get paid less by their bosses, but make up for it with generous tips. The better you are at your job, the more tips you get. In some restaurants, they pool the tips together, so no one is left out. Pretty good system, if you ask me. And it eliminates the threat of the restaurant shutting down, because of a terrible wage measure.
Bartenders tore AOC to shreds, even criticizing her skills at tending bar.
After seeing Ocasio-Cortez fully support the One Fair Wage campaign, many in the D.C. restaurant industry condemned the freshman congresswoman for pushing for something they say would negatively impact the city greatly. They also cast doubt about her bartending experience after watching videos of her making drinks Friday…
“She clearly doesn’t know how to pour, doesn’t know how to shake,” Beasley said. [Source: Daily Caller]
Wow, AOC getting involved in an issue she has zero know-how in? We’ve never seen that before! Oh wait, we have. That’s all she does.
She embarrassed herself with her lack of knowledge on key issues, her Green New Deal, and the way she behaved in front of major CEOs. Now we know she can’t even tend bar, what she was previously employed to do.
Why does anyone want her to be making decisions for American workers? The $15 an hour measure would kill jobs and destroy businesses. It is only a pathetic ploy by desperate Democrats to score votes. In the end, it would do much more damage than good.
Much like Democrats.