Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Will Devastate Small Businesses

If my business is in Gig Harbor and not Seattle, why do I care? Several reasons. First, since my primary career is software consulting and I commute into Seattle every day to engage in that career, I am naturally concerned about the well-being of Seattle. Second, I just don’t like dishonesty, especially when it is wrapped up in demagoguery. Theft is wrong. Coercion is wrong. Third, the backers of this play are not content to leave it at Seattle alone — they started at SeaTac, another suburb of Seattle, and I have no reason to believe they will stop their molestation of the golden goose before they get to Gig Harbor. Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess said as much when his aide responded to one of my emails to the council thusly:  “… he [Burgess] would be interested in a regional approach that extends beyond the city limits of Seattle to other parts of King County and the Puget Sound region”.

Has everyone in Seattle been hypnotized into some sort of trance that they can’t wake up from? Is this the best leadership that a world class city like Seattle can get? It’s time to listen to Mr. Worf: “One cannot regain honor by acting dishonorably.”