WATCH: Deneen Borelli on California Union's Minimum-Wage Hypocrisy

Stoking class envy and covetousness, liberals love pushing for a higher minimum wage. It sounds good in theory, but employers have to take many things into account when setting pay scales. The owner assumes the risks, and running a business costs money. The owner wants to hire the best employee available for the wage he or she offers.

Fast-food and similar jobs were the kind that teenagers worked part-time or during the summer (or people with full-time jobs might work as a second job). For younger workers, these were stepping stones to jobs that paid higher wages. If an owner has to pay a minimum of $15 for a job that isn’t worth that wage, the owner will make cuts.

In California, employers must pay workers a minimum of $15 an hour. Everybody who supports the law should be pleased…right? The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, an affiliate of AFL-CIO, seeks an exemption from a law it supported. The union wants to be allowed to negotiate for wages below $15 an hour.

Deneen Borelli, Outreach Director for FreedomWorks, recently appeared on Fox News to call out the hypocrites.

“The union leaders want this special treatment, this carve-out, because they know it’s a bad deal.” Borelli says the unions are trying to increase membership, which is on the decline. “This is a way for businesses to get out from under this dark cloud.”

Otherwise, businesses will have to lay off employees or reduce their hours.

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  1. Starting with the Unions and now the Democrats; just because you suck air for another year you somehow become more valuable even if one doesn’t improve their abilities and productivity, increase their level of responsibility without accountability. It is a free lunch.