Democrats introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage

Democrats introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage

Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. The Raise the Wage Act, backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, aims to hike the minimum wage by 2024 through annual increases. The bill is expected to spark opposition within the business community, and likely fail in the GOP-held Senate.

Tommy Hawkins
Tommy Hawkins 1 year

The Left often confuses equality of opportunity with equality of outcome. Now, we must destroy businesses and lay off workers to give unjustifiable pay increases.

SN 1054
SN 1054 1 year

The cost of living is far to varied to have a blanket $15 minimum across the US. I have seen homes in larger cities that go for more than $400,000 that would only be $50,000 in a rural area. The rural home would have 2 to 4 times the yard size. The rural small businesses would be devastated. Rural businesses do not have the resources to make that jump. People that are already making around $15 an hour will not get any increase. It will be the same to them as if they got a pay cut. With the increased wage costs the price of products will go up. Even more jobs will be shipped overseas. McDonald's has tested having employees in India taking orders at the drive thru. These types of jobs could be the next lost with the increase to $15. Technology is making it easy to cheaply replace local employees with machines or foreign workers. The minimum wage needs to be set only at the city or county (not country) level.

Hannibal 1 year

It's amazing that 182 Democratic congressmen failed basic economics. Raising the cost of labor decreases employment, particularly amongst the most vulnerable workers.

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 1 year

... and the Democrats are ruining the lives of millions of poor people again while claiming to do it in their best interest!

Caleb Sharp (Politicallyundead)
Caleb Sharp (Politicallyundead) 1 year

Oh no! Living wages?! How are businesses supposed to survive if they can’t exploit people?!

M.Twain 1 year

Henry Ford did two things which all his competitors railed against, he gave his workers the weekend off and substantially increased their wages. He didn't do that to be a nice guy, but to allow his workers to make enough to buy his cars and to have time off not only to buy his cars but to drive them. Go look at the economy of the late 60's the minimum wage peaked, workers took home 70% of GDP growth, we had a progressive tax system, it was the best economy for more people than any other time. The workers own their labor, they have costs associated with that labor, they deserve not only to have those costs met but to make a fair profit on their labor.

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

well that is economically illiterate. The consequences far out weigh any potential benefits for the few that would keep their jobs. I know a whole lot of people that would be instantly fired if this bill passed. thank god it has a snowballs chance in hell of making it through.

Will Miller
Will Miller 1 year

way to mess up the economy some more. This helps no one. All it does is punish people who already make more than minimum wage. Once inflation catches up then all the minimum wage earners are back in the same boat. All those who made more than minimum (who didn't get an increase) are worse off and everyone loses except the government

tbarwaifu 1 year

Sorry, if you just flip burgers or move grocery carts you don’t deserve to be paid more than the military. Not only that, but inflation will make a steep climb with this nonsense. Looks like I have to start writing my representatives again...

Sir_Kutz 1 year

You have to raise the poverty level somehow.

Fernando Granizo
Fernando Granizo 1 year

My local restaurant charges already 3% surcharge on all the menu prices because of $15 minimum wage set by the city.

John Bull
John Bull 1 year

Why do they want to destroy the country so badly?!

Meyer 1 year


Wino-wisdom 1 year

Is Bernie still alive

Brennan Ritchie
Brennan Ritchie 1 year

A strong spending class makes for a stronger economy. Too bad so many ignore the velocity of money principle.

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