As Shift reported, Nick Hanauer (and a blog he funds) revel in hypocrisy. Recently, companies like Chase, Target, Walmart and Starbucks announced they would increase their workers’ wages — yet, that doesn’t seem to be enough for Hanauer and his hacks.
Nick Hanauer’s blog responded to the wage increases by saying the hikes would only make the companies “slightly less predatory.” Never mind the hypocritical fact that one of Hanauer’s own companies in North Carolina pays workers $7.50 per hour.
Well, Hanauer’s hypocrisy gets all the more incredible when considering the liberal billionaire’s latest statements concerning the minimum wage. In comments he made back in May, Hanauer advocated for a $28 minimum wage. The billionaire argued that, if we had a $28 minimum wage, our economy would be “unbelievably robust.”
Perhaps Hanauer should kick-off the “unbelievably robust” economy by raising the wages at his company from $7.50 per hour to $28 per hour.
Of course, he won’t… because he is a hypocrite.