Biden seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage in his Covid relief proposal (1 Viewer)

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If there’s already a Biden economy thread, I can add this there. It could have gone in the Covid thread, but the impact of this would extend well beyond that topic.

Well past time to raise the minimum wage, which hasn’t been increased since 2009.

 

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I think I read that Manchin said he'd support $11 an hour and then indexing to inflation.. I think they could probably get $12 or $13 an hour passed which would still be a decent improvement.
That’s the Republicans (and the Republicans in dem clothing) for ya — “hey you poor people, we’re gonna give you a raise! Yeah it’s not even close to what it should be but in 5 years you’ll be making 33% less than you should be making now!!”
 

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A populist item, that polls over 60%. A 15$ minimum wage was more popular then Biden, or Trump in Florida. Biden made no push, and Schumer has proven once again he has no business being the majority leader. Sinema looked like a complete tool.
 

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A populist item, that polls over 60%. A 15$ minimum wage was more popular then Biden, or Trump in Florida. Biden made no push, and Schumer has proven once again he has no business being the majority leader. Sinema looked like a complete tool.
I've always wondered what was Schumer's appeal as majority, and previously minority leader.
 

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I've always wondered what was Schumer's appeal as majority, and previously minority leader.
I mean I never forgot he torpedoed Obama's hedge fund tax. Forget policy if he did his job, Feinstein should have never embarrassed herself in the ACB hearings. They knew her dementia had advanced far enough she couldn't do her job when she ran for reelection 2018.
 

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A populist item, that polls over 60%. A 15$ minimum wage was more popular then Biden, or Trump in Florida. Biden made no push, and Schumer has proven once again he has no business being the majority leader. Sinema looked like a complete tool.
Yet another example that shows Congress works for big business and special interests and not the citizens. The Democrats ran on the $15 minimum wage and they already abandoned it.
 

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Yet another example that shows Congress works for big business and special interests and not the citizens. The Democrats ran on the $15 minimum wage and they already abandoned it.
Most Democrats support it and would vote for it. Shouldn't you say that it's those that would vote no that are failing to work for the citizens?
 

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Most Democrats support it and would vote for it. Shouldn't you say that it's those that would vote no that are failing to work for the citizens?
The Democrats have control of the House, Senate and White House. They campaigned on the $15 minimum wage. It's on them if they don't want it passed.
 

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The Democrats have control of the House, Senate and White House. They campaigned on the $15 minimum wage. It's on them if they don't want it passed.
But they do want it passed. It's not going to be in this bill primarily because the Senate parliamentarian said it couldn't be included in a budget reconciliation bill.

I'm pretty sure there will be a minimum wage proposal sometime this session. This is hardly over.
 

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But they do want it passed. It's not going to be in this bill primarily because the Senate parliamentarian said it couldn't be included in a budget reconciliation bill.

I'm pretty sure there will be a minimum wage proposal sometime this session. This is hardly over.
They claim they want it passed, but why did 8 Senate Democrats vote against it?
 

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They claim they want it passed, but why did 8 Senate Democrats vote against it?
Who are "they"?

In reality, this is how things should work: people from the same party can have differences of opinion about different issues. Unlike the GOP, in which everyone must be lock and step, and disagreement with the leader is not allowed.
 

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They claim they want it passed, but why did 8 Senate Democrats vote against it?
Because their hangup isn't whether it should be increased, but the amount. $15 might be appropriate in most metro areas, but in states like WV with a large part of their workforce in rural areas, $15/hour simply wouldn't be feasible. Manchin has already stated he wants a higher minimum wage, just not $15/hour.

Regardless, as stated previously, they can't include it in the bill. The vote was literally pointless. They can, and I suspect probably will debate and vote on a lower minimum wage increase.
 

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The Democrats have control of the House, Senate and White House. They campaigned on the $15 minimum wage. It's on them if they don't want it passed.
You're not being honest. Not every Democrat campaigned on a $15 minimum wage. Those that support it will vote for it. Those that don't will offer solutions.

You are framing this as the fault of Democrats when the reality is something completely different.
 

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You're not being honest. Not every Democrat campaigned on a $15 minimum wage. Those that support it will vote for it. Those that don't will offer solutions.

You are framing this as the fault of Democrats when the reality is something completely different.
Yep. Or that there is nuance in debates. These false "only this or that" options are aggravating to no end.
 

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