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‘Somebody missed ECON 101’: Ilhan Omar is most definitely flubbing her facts when it comes to minimum wage hikes

Given Ilhan Omar’s penchant for flat-out making stuff up to score cheap political points, this take on a $15 minimum wage shouldn’t come as much of a surprise:
The sassy guy emoticons really sell it and we know now that Ilhan Omar is a Very Serious Person with Very Serious Ideas.
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Why stop at $15/hr. Make it $150/hr and New Car sales will skyrocket/. . . Wait make it $500/hr !!!

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To be fair, Ilhan Omar is a major Maduro fangirl. So “Venezuela” is not a dirty word to her. Neither, it would seem, is “liar” or “ignoramus.” Those are badges she wears with honor.
From the CBO article:
According to CBO’s median estimate, under the $15 option, 1.3 million workers who would otherwise be employed would be jobless in an average week in 2025. (That would equal a 0.8 percent reduction in the number of employed workers.) CBO estimates that there is about a two-thirds chance that the change in employment would lie between about zero and a reduction of 3.7 million workers.
Collateral damage, we’re sure. Omelets, broken eggs … you know the drill.
Except for the people who lose their jobs (or don’t get hired in the first place) because their employers need to cut back due to the higher cost of labor.

Those people make $0
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<) )> And *everyone* is worse off
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Maybe next time Ilhan decides to get sassy, she’ll go with something a little more in her wheelhouse:

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