Comes now the issue of the $15 minimum wage, one of those issues championed by the left that was predicted to have catastrophic results if enacted.
Sticking their heads firmly in the sand, the liberal left in places like New York State refused to study, investigate, or reason with the voices who protested, recommended caution, or who suggested another way. Instead the hands on the whip enacted legislation to achieve their political ends back in 2016.
Now, those chickens have come home to roost.
In New York State, a law was enacted that increased the minimum wage as subdivided by the following entities:
New York City — big employers defined as 11 or more employees
New York City — small employers defined as 10 or fewer employees
Long Island, Westchester
The balance of New York State
For New York City, the minimum wage was raised to $15/hour on 31 December 2018.
Opponents of this new law had pleaded before its inception during the debate that they could not sustain that level of compensation and would ultimately go out of business.