Dec 6, 2013
commented on $15 Minimum Wage Opponents Have Already Lost the Debate
The executive class will ensure that the extra labor cost will be payed the consumers. They will never allow the wealth to trickle down. My small business will simply have to avoid hiring or lay people off in order to stay in business. Seattle is getting to be a very expensive city for individual businesses which is why you see more big chain stores and restaurants take over. They can afford it.
Oct 24, 2013
commented on You Have to Watch This Video
It's a great video. What we should be asking is how much do the executives of these fast food chains make ? How about stockholders ? Why do they get all the benefits of this out-of-balance business model ? They don't provide the goods or services, but they get most of the money.
Oct 12, 2013
commented on Now Closed
Rents are impossibly high for small business restaurants. Its a wonder any individual eatery can survive in this economic climate. That's why we see the same owners with multiple establishments.
Jun 7, 2013
commented on What's Wrong With Capitol Hill
Broadway cannot be more like Pike/ Pine because most of the commercial property landlords are insanely greedy and charge more than any independent, small business can afford. That's why you see banks and Starbucks and high end stores and restaurants. Be certain that whatever small retailers still exist on Broadway are barely making it.