Minimum Wage Hike Eviscerated by Fox...wait, Sports?
Every so often, you catch a video of someone making a political point so crystal clear, you actually pump your fist in the air and say "right on" at your screen.
It's rare that person is ever an elected official or other self appointed leader. Exhibit Q...
Now, I'm not familiar with Katie Nolan other than I saw a video of her interviewing the guy from "Arrow." I barely remember that Fox Sports exists other than when the UFC is on. There is a good chance she's going to read that a conservative website said something nice about her, go "ewww gross," and then pull a Boing Boing. Still, what she said should be automatically emailed to anyone who shares articles from Raw Story and Addicting Info, or bases their opinions on pictures of their favorite celebrity with a cheesy quote plastered over it.
And while she was talking specifically about the NFL's tax exempt status - something that to be honest, I thought was a bigger deal than it actually was - you can see this happening with people pushing for a mandatory minimum wage hike.
You would think it's simple. Powerful people on television and in legislative chambers say that we have to raise the wage to give you more money! This will stick it to the evil billionaires like George SorosTom Steyer the Koch Brothers! And if you disagree, you are a homophobic racist who hates women, small puppies and Taylor Swift.
Here's the rub though. People who supported #RaiseTheWage in San Francisco and Seattle and on college campuses are finding out that raising the wage doesn't effect the Koch Brothers. It effects small business owners and the people who both work and shop there. Contrary to what people think, the money doesn't just appear out of no where. A lot of small businesses are struggling to stay afloat as it is, and when you force added regulation on them - like a mandated wage hike - they have to cut back hours, cut back hiring, or even go out of business.
Mind you, these are all things that others tried telling you, but were called lying evil liars who lie and are evil by the media and other liberal supporters of raise the wage.
Like Katie Nolan says, "Let's start caring more about forming our opinions, rather than sharing them."