What happened to Chris Norby?
Anaheim Republicans have received a campaign mailer featuring former Supervisor Chris Norby urging them to vote for Measure L – an initiative bankrolled by Anaheim Resort unions that would ultimately impose the highest minimum wage in the nation on a number of Anaheim Resort businesses.
Norby built a reputation as a small “L” libertarian. Now he’s advocating for government dictating wages and discredited “priming the pump” liberal economics. If jacking up the minimum wage generated prosperity, then why not boost it to $25 or $35 an hour?
It’s worth noting the union-Norby mailer barely mentions the hourly minimum wage increase, and omits the amount: in increase from $11 to $15 in January 2019, escalating annually until it reaches $18 an hour in January 2022.
Furthermore, the claim about tips is bogus: it is illegal for employers to take an employee’s tips.
Somehow, I doubt the Reason Foundation or the Cato Institute would share Norby’s enthusiasm for coercive union economics. Unfortunate to see Norby lending himself to this deceptive union campaign.