Justin Trudeau and Bill Morneau are raising taxes on small businesspeople, tradesmen and farmers. Trudeau inherited his money. Morneau married a McCain heiress. They and their children and grandchildren will never have to work.
But you do, and you’ll pay more to get by.
If you can keep your job, that is.
What’s a very-low-margin business going to do? One like Dollarama?
With a $15/hour minimum wage, the Liberals are jacking up every Dollarama store’s costs by, what, $500 more a day?
How much more do they have to sell to make up that $500? Is it $5,000 more in sales a day? $10,000?
No, Dollarama is just getting rid of staff, replacing them with $100,000 self-checkouts that will pay for themselves in a year or two. (And will never call in sick, go on vacation or have an HR issue...)
Because the real minimum wage isn’t $15 an hour. It’s zero.
How’s life for the Libranos these days, though?
Tonight, I’ll tell you how some Liberal insiders are making out (with your money) these days.
I'll also talk about a related issue:
The other dangers that automation, and artificial intelligence in particular, are posing to us all.
NEXT: Author and activist Pamela Geller and I talk about a new documentary about filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who was murdered in broad daylight by a Muslim terrorist, as well as the troubling case of the University of Edinburgh student who is being investigating for mocking ISIS.
FINALLY: Your messages to me!