Maybe they'll yell "spider" and hope that scares people instead?

Did you see these two stories in the news this week?

First the business press reported that the SeaTac hotel industry is booming:

 
 

And then came word of a near-record-low 2.9% unemployment rate in Seattle as the $15 minimum wage phases in:

 
 

So uh yeah at this point I'm thinking it's pretty safe to conclude that the Chicken Little predictions were wrong. 

And that must really must put the sky-is-falling crew in a bit of a bind.

They’re probably not going to stop fighting against higher wages just because they've been wrong for more than a hundred years. (It’s basically their job, after all.) 

But they must know they're running out of options here. Which raises a question:


 
 Death panels!

Death panels!

  Yell "spider" and hope that scares people instead

 Yell "spider" and hope that scares people instead

  Sue someone over something

 Sue someone over something

  Start a war maybe?

 Start a war maybe?

 I have another idea...

I have another idea...

 

At this point, the doomsday arguments have been consistently wrong for more than 100 years of rising labor standards. So it’ll be…interesting…to see what they come up with next.

Let us know what you think — and what you're hearing,