Increasing the minimum wage is prejudicial to small business owners. Small business owners are entrepreneurs and effective business managers. They make the right decisions to keep their businesses afloat, often in difficult times. They frequently make great personal sacrifices just to stay in business. These are remarkable individuals.
Saddling them with increase labor costs, via the proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Tacoma, will cause their production cost to increase, thus causing these remarkable individuals to further demonstrate their business acumen and personal fortitude simply to remain in business.
No one should be forced to sacrifice for another. And no one ever has the right to leach off anyone’s prodigiousness. It is morally wrong. Forcing the best in our society, small business owners, to shoulder the burden of another’s financial well-being is a great injustice.