Obama Pitched A Higher Minimum Wage At A Shake Shack, Now They're Considering Replacing Workers With Robots "In New York, 1,000 restaurants have closed thanks to their minimum wage hike, with workers also working fewer hours and taking home less pay. In Montgomery County, Maryland, 47,000 jobs could be cannibalized by 2022 if they decide to hike the minimum wage to $15/hour. It’s bad policy, but Democrats think it makes for good politics, even though the middle class and white working class whites aren’t looking to be locked into minimum wage jobs to provide for their families. Still, former president Barack Obama thought minimum wage hikes were a good idea. Of course, he did. And he pitched his plan while visiting Shake Shack in D.C. 2014." "It sounded like a good idea at the time, President Obama. Now, would you like fries with that, or does this complete your order?"