Yes, the economics learning curve is steep for socialists and takers. Even though the more experienced and better educated have seen it happen right in front of their eyes, they continue to do things that cause reductions in hours and lost jobs. Employers are not going to absorb government-imposed regulations without passing those costs onto consumers and/or reductions in staff. Some small businesses will shut their doors.
The same thing happened with ObamaCare mandates. Hours were cut. Staffs were reduced -- in order to get under the wire of being forced to provide health care for employees.
The US has so many different areas of the country with different costs of living. Any across-the-board mandate regarding wages -- or any other commodity that is based on supply & demand -- is crippling to the very people and communities who the socialists claim to want to uplift. New York ain't Omaha, Nebraska. Los Angeles ain't Jackson, Mississippi. LIBs don't get it.