[Ed. – A child could make better sense of the problem.]
Restaurant owners are lashing out at President Biden for telling them they have to raise wages in order to attract staff, a move they say will drive inflation, put them out of business and shows how little he understands about the country’s labor crisis.
At a town hall in Cincinnati on Wednesday night, President Biden was asked by restaurant owner John Lanni what his administration was going to do to end the staff shortages. He replied by telling Lanni that he should increase wages and that the reason restaurants were struggling to hire people was that workers were considering ‘different opportunities’.
But restaurant owners in New York City, where the minimum wage is already $15, say the President — who has never run a business — is detached from reality. They say that they already run on razor-thin margins and are in the red after 18 months of punitive lockdowns in varying forms.