So how's that working out so far for the citizens of Seattle? As of the end of September, 700 Seattle restaurant workers had lost their jobs. And this is while the rest of the State of Washington (which is not subject to the Seattle suicide statute) added 5,800 new restaurant workers – and while the Seattle economy at large added 18,900 new jobs.
This result will come as a surprise only to the Democrats on the Seattle City Council and to like-minded nonhumans who seem to be incapable of comprehending the basic economic fact that if you raise the price of something, people will respond by using less of it. You can ignore that obvious fact only by ignoring the basic nature of human beings.
Nonhumans think of people as fixed entities that will continue doing what they are doing now no matter what restrictions you impose on them. "Hey, if we raise the minimum wage employers will pay it and employees will make more money."
What never ceases to amaze me is that nonhumans are always surprised when they get the opposite result.
Humans, of course, realize that people are not automatons. They are humans, and like all humans, they will adapt to current conditions to maximize their own goals and dreams and abilities. If you force them to pay more for labor, they will simply find a way to use less labor – or they will move to someplace where labor is less expensive.
This sort of nonhuman thinking by the UAW is what drove GM to Canada and Ford to Mexico. And it was this same nonhuman thinking by decades of Democrat administrations that drove all the other White wealth producers out of the once booming motor city and reduced it to a ghost town of rusting factories, boarded-up apartment buildings, and abandoned supermarkets.
Nonhumans never seem to learn that they are dealing with a fluid, not a solid entity. "Hey, we need more revenue. Let's raise taxes." When you point out to them that every time they've raised taxes in the past, revenue has dropped, they respond like global warming idiots with, "Oh, that was an anomaly."
But any human can tell you it's obvious that if you raise taxes, your revenue will go down – because more people will be motivated to find ways to avoid paying those high taxes. And if you raise taxes in a city, like Detroit, or in a State, like California, the people who pay taxes will simply move to another city or another State. And if you raise national taxes, they will respond by simply moving their taxable wealth production to another country.
Any human can also tell you that if you lower taxes, your revenue will go up – because the wealth producers in society will use that extra money to generate more taxable income! Even if this weren't blatantly obvious, it has been demonstrated so many times that only a nonhuman could fail to have noticed it.
Nonhumans routinely display their inability to comprehend the instinctive human hatred of constraints by attempting to enforce their beliefs and views of propriety on their fellow humans. Could it be that Democrats, like the pharaohs and the Caesars, have divorced themselves from the rest of humanity by deluding themselves that they are gods?