NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Minimum Wage Shuts Down Biz

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(Generation Opportunity) For over two decades, “China Fun” has been a culinary staple in the Second Avenue neighborhood of Manhattan. Known throughout the community as the go-to spot for peerless soup dumplings and piquant General Tso’s chicken, many locals have been heartbroken to learn their favorite restaurant has decided to close its doors forever.

The decision to shut down the family-owned business was not an easy choice to make. However, the Wu family claims that excesses government regulations left them no other option.

In a letter posted to the front doors of the restaurant last week, the owners wrote, “The climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that it’s difficult to justify taking risks and running — never mind starting — a legitimate mom-and-pop business.” The letter continued, “The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seems to believe that we should be their cash machine to pay for all that ails us in society.”

The sentiment reflected in the Wu’s farewell letter sheds light on the great regulatory burden afflicting many small business owners across the country today. In addition to the numerous licenses, permits, and fees required to open a small restaurant like China Fun, government-sponsored healthcare programs and mandatory increases to the minimum wage disproportionately affect these mom and pop establishments.

For small business owners operating within the state of New York, these regulations are only getting worse.

Interestingly enough, the closure of China Fun coincided with the implementation of New York’s new increased minimum wage policy, which is set to incrementally raise each year until it reaches $15 an hour by 2021. As Albert Wu, the son of China Fun owners Dorothea and Felix Wu explained, these types of costly mandates have forced the restaurant to significantly raise its prices over the years….

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  • barry1817

    Libs/dems/media tell us that raising the mi imim wage won’t radically affect businesses or costs to consumers So why shy away from minimum wage for farm workers????


    No whoda thunk it????

  • Jeff Z

    This should be fun watching the libtards pin this on Trump and/or the Russians.

    Its about time for a new boogie man to blame all their woes on. Maybe space aliens or time travelers.

  • carla AMERICAN

    SUE the mayor! He’s on a high horse so buck him. He’s demand in federal funds for immigrants yet is ruining American small businesses. He stated for people to riot, that means destroying people’s property, businesses and people which the people of new York will have to pay for. He took an oath which he is now committing treason. Have him arrested before Kanurary 19 or you will see destruction, people’s lives and property damaged. His actions are against the law, are you going to watch while he get’s paid for this ? If you don’t your’re allowing the swamp to drown you and you deserve it.

  • jgfsmf

    Come to New Mexico.

    • Snakeman

      Be careful what you wish for. Do you want the whole state to be like Santa Fe? It will be just like Colorado. The east/west coast progressives moved in and bought up hundreds of thousands of acres and have changed the state forever. It is starting in Idaho too. We all have to do our part to keep them out of real states.

      • jgfsmf

        Yeah. I can most definitely live without the people in Santa Fe.

  • steve reid

    Lets’ see how fast NY goes in the toilet with these libtard policies. It’s a race between California and NY.

  • Sky King

    How about dropping the minimum wage (and all wages) back to a reasonable sane rate and giving us a dollar that is not worth less than a sheet of second hand Charmin. You know that once the minimum wage goes up those who consider themselves skilled labor and those who are just union slugs are going to demand higher wages as well. It happens time and time again. I have said it numerous times before it devalues the labor of the worker but they are impressed by the concept of the larger numbers and can’t grasp the concept that a trillion times 0 is still 0. Let’s face it whether or not we are on the gold standard that is what the currencies of the world are measured against. When I started working for a living the minimum wage was $1.25 per hour and my purchasing power was equal to 1/28 of a troy ounce of gold but with the $15.00 per hour minimum wage the purchasing power is only equal to 1/87.29 troy oz. of gold. The purchasing power of gold (with the exception of certain subsidized items) has remained the same it does not change. Far better than pushing for higher wages with less purchasing power, to push for sensible wages lower prices and a strong dollar. I am just not sure that the “Gimmie more!” mentality so prevalent in this country could even grasp the concept.