Liberals surprised beloved bookstore closes due to minimum wage hikes

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Due to the new increased minimum wage law in San Francisco, a beloved bookstore and mainstay of the Mission District has been forced to close its doors for good.

    The minimum wage for San Francisco workers, currently at $11.05 an hour, soars to $15 an hour in July 2018. The store’s projected labor costs, reported ABC7 News, impelled Borderlands Bookstore to write its final chapter.

    Scott Cox, an actor, took a job at Borderlands Books because of his love for books and his great memories associated with the establishment. He admits that he didn’t take the job for the money. “I’ve been a longtime customer of the store,” Cox said. “I love the people, I love the books.” His work at Borderlands provided an opportunity for him to satiate his penchant for reading fantasy and science fiction stories.

    Owner Alan Beatts expressed that other employees felt the same way as Scott. “Everyone who works here does this because they love books, they love stories, and they love being booksellers,” he explained. Unfortunately, Beatts had to post a sign on the storefront window announcing that the store is closing at the end of March.

    Beatts explained on his website that the store has withstood rent increases and even the onslaught of online competition like Amazon.com. But the minimum wage increase was the straw that broke the camel‘s back:

    http://www.breitbart.com/california...d-bookstore-closes-due-to-minimum-wage-hikes/
     
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    When will Liberals learn that there are consequences to their ideas.:BangHead:
     
  3. Rolfe

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    Oh, the sweet irony...
     
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    Did that store sell books on economics?
     
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    I read the whole article. Nowhere did I see anyone described as "liberal", nor did I read anyone express surprise. One person said they were sad.
     
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    Californians don't read books on economics.
     

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