US Houses votes to raise minimum wage with new bill

US Houses votes to raise minimum wage with new bill

The US House voted 231-199 on Thursday to pass a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. This move is the first one in a decade, and follows through on a key Democratic campaign promise. Democratic leaders had to win over centrists to shape the proposal and earned the support of three Republicans -- Brian Fitzpatrick, Francis Rooney and Chris Smith.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 6 months

Fuck minimum wage hikes as a low earner who works these kind of jobs in Massachusetts I can tell you first hand that every time the minimum wage goes everything else does. I might be making more than I did 3years ago but it hasnt changed anything in terms of how much money im able save I was paying 1300 for rent now im paying 1475. You want to increase peoples wealth that are improvished decrease taxes, get rid of the federal reserve, and implment a currency system that is immune to inflation like gold.

Paul C
Paul C 6 months

Chances of this getting approved by the Senate: close to zero. Chances that Trump would sign it into law: exactly zero. This is a feel good bill that the House Dem's (mostly) can point out and say how much good they are trying to do in between the idiotic impeachment crap and condemnation of stupid tweets.

NPC 33331
NPC 33331 6 months

I live in California and the minimum wage hike has made EVERYTHING expensive.....

Curtis Miller
Curtis Miller 6 months

Goodbye to raises,tips, oh and your jobs morons

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 6 months

Great news for self-checkout machines over min wage retail and fast food workers!

SûmFigöt 6 months

As a guy who worked hard and collected raises and now making $15/hour I’d be back to making minimum wage! That would erase all of my effort.

Daddy Tito
Daddy Tito 6 months

When people get laid off will they realize the consequences of their actions or blame someone else and ask for more free shit?

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 6 months

massive minimum wage hikes don't make any sense. Tie it to the inflation rate and enforce a new rate every 3 years. Keep the federal rate fairly low and allow areas with higher cash flow to set their own rates.

Free lead for commies
Free lead for commies 6 months

3 Republicans join Democrats in condemning small businesses.

Nonya Buizniz
Nonya Buizniz 6 months

As the minimum wage goes up more people become unemployed. As unemployment goes up more people get on government welfare. You get where this goes?

Rocco Rattlebag
Rocco Rattlebag 6 months

Raise the minimum to $15..... and everything cost $15...... day one page one of Economics 101

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 6 months

I hope they raise it. Even though its obvious it wont even be considered in the Senate. People deserve a livable wage.

Curtis Miller
Curtis Miller 6 months

This is classic misunderstanding of how the economy works. You are only worth a wage that makes your employer money. If you don’t bring in more than you’re paid you’ll be fired or replaced. Pushing this kind of action will just bring more automation faster. Quite literally removing your own jobs from the marketplace. Foolishness

EpochPrime 6 months

Minimum wage is the problem.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 6 months

What if we made it mandatory that you must be a high school graduate to receive $15 an hour?

Cory Pritchard
Cory Pritchard 6 months

This is a good move. Productivoty is up 70% since the 70's, and wages accounting for inflation have remained stagnant. The profits are not being paid to the workers, and clearly employers are complacent and need the government to act unfortunately.

SimonR 6 months

Why not make it a million dollars an hour instead, democrats?

Russ Kurtell
Russ Kurtell 6 months

Dems have always known doing this leads to unemployment. They used this to decimate urban communities over the last 50 years.They push it, unemployment goes up, they blame Trump, sheep listen cuz racist, voila!

FirstCensorshipThenJail 6 months

If they want wages to go up you need to stop importing more foreign workers.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 6 months

thank God for checks and balances.

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