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STUDY: $15 Minimum Wage Spike Would Cause 400,000 New Crimes Per Year

While Republicans talk about fiscal and personal responsibility, Democrats promote the opposite.

It doesn’t matter that raising the minimum wage to $15 will cause businesses to cut back workers’ hours, stop hiring altogether, and/or bump up prices for the consumer.

It doesn’t matter that minimum wage jobs are meant for younger people.

What matters is that more progressives are elected to office by any means necessary, no matter the amount of pandering.

Now, a new study shows that a wage hike to $15 per hour would cause 400,000 new crimes per year.

Hmm. That’s interesting, huh?

From Free Beacon:

A $15 per hour minimum wage would lead to $2.4 billion in property crimes, a new paper released Monday argues.

The paper directly contradicts past arguments, most prominently from the Obama-era Council of Economic Advisers, that raising the minimum wage would reduce crime rates. Rather, the authors find, an increase to the minimum wage drives up property crime rates among 16-to-24-year-olds, the group most likely to be working for minimum wage already.


Myriad factors determine whether or not people choose to commit crimes, including economic ones. Access to jobs, steady income, and education, can all influence whether or not a person begins a career as a criminal. This has a practical implication for policymakers looking to reduce crime: In addition to expensive interventions like increasing incarceration or the number of cops, enhancing labor market access and outcomes might be an effective approach.

This insight is the basis for an argument put forward by the Council of Economic Advisers under then-President Barack Obama in 2016. As part of a broader overview of economics and the criminal justice system, the CEA conducted a “back-of-the-envelope” analysis and concluded that raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 would cut the crime rate by 3 to 5 percent—equivalent to 250,000 to 510,000 crimes.

Speaking of a $15 minimum wage, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is all in.

Democrat Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY) went on CNN to tell the nation that the 2020 presidential candidate should not be running as a Democrat.

His reasoning is simple and it makes all the sense in the world. Bernie is not a Democrat.

He’s a Democrat Socialist.

Although small, there is, technically, a difference.


Voters were asked about the self-described Democrat Socialist, but things didn’t go Bernie’s way.

One man said, “I can’t stop laughing.”

I can’t stop laughing … it’s a gift to the Republican Party and Trump. They’re so out of touch with reality, they’re selling kool-aid, they’ve been doing it on the campuses for years and now it’s spread out and they have this utopian idea of ‘everything is wonderful’ … people don’t get it, it doesn’t work.


Bernie calls for the rich to fork over their cash in order to be redistributed, yet forgets he’s a member of the 1%.

He’s also big into “saving” the planet, yet has no problem flying private.

The list could go on for a while.

Sanders is a good Democrat. He says everything necessary to get the uninformed riled up.

He doesn’t need facts. Facts are irrelevant.

For example, speaking from a stage in South Carolina on MLK Day, Sanders said the unthinkable about President Trump.


Sanders: “It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist.

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