I’m honestly surprised that the Democrats waited this long. “House Democrats introduced the legislation Wednesday with 181 co-sponsors. A companion measure in the Senate has 31 Democratic co-sponsors.” What do you find interesting about this? There are 235 House Democrats and 47 Democrat Senators. So looking at the raw numbers, they are way short in both houses. Sure you have a few Republicans in blue states that would support this, but not enough.
This from Bobby Scott. Chairman on Education and Labor. “No person working full-time in America should be living in poverty. The Raise the Wage Act will increase the pay and standard of living for nearly 40 million workers across this country. Raising the minimum wage is not only good for workers, it is good for businesses, and good for the economy. When we put money in the pockets of American workers, they will spend that money in their communities. This bill is a stimulus for Main Street America,”
So this is called “The Raise the Wage Act”. How cute. Nothing about better yourself by Education or Training or both to get a raise or better paying job.
This from CNBC contributor Jacob Pramuk.
“The Raise the Wage Act, backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and several declared or prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, would hike the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 through annual increases. It would also end provisions that in some cases allow employers to pay workers under age 20 and employees with disabilities less than the wage floor.”
In closing, I have to ask myself why now? The House knows that the Senate won’t take this up especially now. And even if the Senate were to vote on this, the Democrats don’t have enough votes to get to 50, let alone the 60. Just another move to try and embarrass the President and the Republicans. What say you?
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