There's been three major municipal events over the past year.
1. Seattle approved a $15/hour minimum wage.
2. Minneapolis approved a $15/hour minimum wage.
3. Seattle approved a municipal income tax on it's richest citizens.
Republicans, libertarians, and other assorted "non-leftists" are in uproar over these items and tender the same, and correct, arguments against them. They will drive away businesses, employers, rich people, and others. They will lessen the amount of employment offered to the public. And they will actually hurt the poor, the disadvantaged, and the ADHDDHADHDDHD people's the left so loudly claim to want to help.
It is a rare instance where the right is actually trying to help those on the left.
But let me offer an alternative viewpoint. One that is in agreement with the left, the $15 minimum wage, and a municipal income tax on large metro area's richest. And one that might even get the non-left to agree with, as well as calm their nerves.
Let them have it.
I don't know if you noticed, but socialist utopias like the Soviet Union, Venezuela, modern day Zimbabwe, and America's own Detroit have a tendency to punish the stupid. If you're so dumb and naive to think "magically" jacking up the minimum wage to some arbitrary number or taxing the rich "just this much more" is going to overcome the problems and consequences of having children you can't afford, majoring in stupid shit, being lazy, or any one of the numerous mistakes leftists make, then you deserve the hell you wreak upon yourself. And while I know philosophically, fundamentally, and morally you might be against a minimum wage or municipal income tax, I ask you, who is this going to hurt?
If you look at large metro areas they are predominantly populated by liberals, leftists, college students, and trust fund babies. And those that make enough money to be taxed in a municipal income tax are also likely goodie-two-shoes-obedient-leftist-sheeple who just can't wait to buy some kamboucha at Pioneer Square.
So why are you trying to stop them from hurting themselves?
If there is a complaint to be had it's for you moron NON-leftists that still decide to live in major metropolitan areas where they hate success, they hate freedom, and they hate whites and males. I know your downtown condo is really cool, and I know the coffee is just fabulous at that little cafe. But if the handful of non-leftists were to simply have the self-respect to leave leftist shitholes like Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, and Denver, then these "smarter-than-thou" leftists could tax the ever living hell out of each other and bring upon the Detroit-fateism they so rightly deserve.
The issue of a $15/hr minimum wage or a municipal income tax is not one of economic policy, philosophy, or politics. It's poetic justice. It's just desserts. It's effortless vengeance. You just have to be smart enough to step out of the way and not live in a major liberal metro area when leftists get in a circular firing squad.