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Democrats in standoff over $15 minimum wage
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:20:19 PM »
Democrats in standoff over $15 minimum wage
By Jordain Carney - 02/23/21 06:09 PM EST

Congressional Democrats are digging in for a fight over raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour as part of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill they want to pass in a matter of weeks.

The fight could escalate as soon as Wednesday, the earliest the Senate parliamentarian is expected to make a determination on whether the proposal can be included in the relief legislation under special budgetary rules planned for the package.

If it’s allowed, it would be a big win for Democrats, but one that would only tee up a larger battle within the party about how much to increase the minimum wage and how to structure it. With thin margins in both chambers, Democrats can’t afford to alienate either progressives or moderates.

“Even if it can be included, then the question is, are Democrats uniformly supportive?” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), adding that while he was supportive, “there are some other Democrats who’ve raised some concerns.”

Neither side is showing sides of caving, setting up a high-stakes game of chicken that could imperil more help for schools, states, small businesses and American families.

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Re: Democrats in standoff over $15 minimum wage
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 08:37:16 PM »
Manchin says he'll take $11 ...

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Re: Democrats in standoff over $15 minimum wage
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 03:04:36 AM »
What could go wrong?
Let's make the money in those 401Ks worthless!
Let's put that Social Security crowd back to work! (Because their check won't be worth the paper it's printed on.)

And as for the rest, let's put the rest of America out of work!
(No jobs=no paychecks=the push for "basic income"=total control over your asses, yankee dogs!)

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Re: Democrats in standoff over $15 minimum wage
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 07:13:59 AM »
Econ 101 be dammed, full speed ahead with their communistic agenda.
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