Perhaps lost in the shear excitement of watching Senator Patty Murray combining raising the minimum wage with tasty ice cream was just how stunningly Republican-sounding the host of the event was at her Capitol Hill shop. One wonders if the protestors and barricades are already being set up outside Molly Moon’s.
Molly Moon Neitzel is a well-known liberal activist, but she actually sounded more like a businesswoman who had built up a chain of six Seattle stores than a Kshama Sawant voter. Just consider the anti-worker heresies Ms. Moon hard-packed into her event with Murray and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene:
- Some workers make more than others – she pays her ice cream servers less, because they get tips (which don’t count against minimum wage in Washington State, thanks to Ms. Moon’s liberal elected officials toeing the organized labor line against a policy which is allowed in the vast majority of states).
- Moon doesn’t support raising Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 , because she’s “worried the Seattle effort might hurt small businesses like hers” according to the Times.
However, Moon was able get back on the liberal script for the end of the story – even though she didn’t personally want to pay all her employees $15 an hour, she would be happy to see other business owners pay their employees more – “McDonald’s could do it tomorrow,” she said.
Of course, Ms. Moon could pay all her employees $15 an hour as well, but then she would have less profit to give to Democrat politicians, and then maybe she wouldn’t get all that free publicity when they hold press conferences at her shop.