Many states are beginning to move towards $15 minimum wage hikes and support from both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders has surfaced.

What the left does not realize, is that because of these wage hikes small business have been forced to close due to the increased cost of labor. For example, Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall, one of Boston’s most notable restaurants, has decided to close because of increasing costs. Moreover, the American Action Forum stated that an estimated 261,000 jobs will be lost due to minimum wage increases. This defeats the purpose of providing low class Americans with money to afford basic needs because now they might lose their job. It also exposes the ignorance of Bernie Sanders’ comment calling the current minimum wage the “starvation wage”.

Maryland became the sixth state to approve the wage hike to $15 an hour and has since been estimated to lose 94, 600 jobs.

Recently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, ” The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times.” There is one thing she failed to mention: the restaurant is most likely closing due to the increase wage hikes that AOC so adamantly supported.

In conclusion, AOC, Bernie Sanders, and other liberals support minimum wage increases that harm job growth.