Despite government forced minimum wage hikes, Johnson County monthly average unemployment rate continues to edge up
By Mike Thayer
We were told a government forced (as IF they know better than business) wage hike would lead to a thriving local economy.
We were told that a government forced wage hike would lead to a better quality of life, more 'buying power' for low-end wage earners in the area.
That's all false, you were lied to.
Nothing of the above is coming to fruition. All the talk of raising the minimum wage was the stuff of liberal-minded pipe dreams. There's no reality check substance to it. It was all talk, not what really happens.
FACT: The average monthly unemployment rate for Johnson County in 2015 was 2.6%
FACT: The current average monthly unemployment rate Johnson County in 2016 - after two gov. forced wage hikes have been inserted - is 2.86%. That doesn't sound like much of an increase right? But it IS the opposite of what we were told would happen by Democrat county government officials. And just wait, this is just the beginning, we'll see the trend in a rising unemployment rate continue.
Fewer jobs leads to a thriving economy?
And ask your buddy who is earning just minimum wage (if you even have a buddy that earns just minimum wage, after all, most heads of households earn far more than minimum wage.... most all of your friends or family members ARE NOT in entry level jobs.... Another lie fed to us by Democrat county officials) if his rent is going up for 2017. It probably is. Ask your minimum wage earning friend or family member (IF they're a head of household) if their water bill went up in 2016. It most likely did. Ask yourself if the cost of living has gone up in the Iowa City area in 2016 and the answer is yes. Cable is up, the grocery bill is up, water/utility rates are up, student fees are up...... but wait a minute..... Democrat county officials told us lower wage earners would have more buying power!..... Another lie.
You see, government forced wage hikes don't work. Iowa City is a prime example of how a government driven economy inflates prices. The greater Iowa City area is a state college driven economy and its prices are inflated vs. neighboring cities like Cedar Rapids from housing to food to gas. All those things are cheaper in Cedar Rapids, just 30 miles up the road. And what did the Democrat idiots of Johnson County government go and do? Compound that problem with wishful but economically IGNORANT thinking with a FORCED wage hike.
Your water bill went up? Thank a liberal.
Your cable bill went up? Thank a liberal.
Your rent went up? Thank a liberal.
You now make about $2 more an hour, if you voted for a liberal, congratulations. But it's all going to pay for higher bills, the same stuff..... for a higher price.
Thanks Johnson County Democrats!