This is why we can’t have nice things, like a high minimum wage.
Democratic socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, supports policies such as abolishing ICE, free healthcare, and a $15 minimum wage.
However, Ocasio-Cortez’s former employer just shut down after not being able to afford to pay their employees such a high wage. The owner, Charles Milite, claims that changes over the years affected his decision.
“The times have changed in our industry,” Milite said in an interview with The Post. “The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees.”
Ocasio-Cortez recently posted a picture with old friends at the business.
The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors.
I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times.
I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future.
You can do it too. We all can. pic.twitter.com/WeNsFm4eTt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 20, 2018
The 150 employees of The Coffee Shop are now without a job. However, the Democrat refuses to see the reality of a high minimum wage.
Raising the Federal minimum wage to a living wage, and supporting a revitalized, 21st century labor movement are two essential starting points for working class Americans getting the dignified pay they deserve.
Healthcare, education, and housing are key cornerstones, too.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 17, 2018
Raising the minimum wage does nothing but harm the economy and make it harder for those just entering the workforce to qualify for jobs.