Surprise, surprise. Young teenage workers are losing their jobs because of an Arizona minimum wage hike.
But, what's with this guy?
Tom Kelly, owner of Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream Parlor in Phoenix, voted for the minimum-wage increase. But he said, "The new law has impacted us quite a bit."What a shock! I'm sure Tom had no idea that passing a law forcing his and other businesses to pay a certain wage would negatively impact their ability to operate.
It added about $2,000 per month in expenses. The store, which employs mostly teen workers, has cut back on hours and has not replaced a couple of workers who quit.