It’s a Good Time to Propose a $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Admittedly, I’m in the slow leftist group because I’m not talking about jobs guarantees or universal basic income, but this would help a lot of people. It’s so obvious even milqueotoast Ed Rendell gets it (boldface mine):

Some moderate Democratic leaders urged the president-elect to head off any internal conflict by embracing policies both sides can agree on and reaching out to the left.

“The first thing I would do if I were Joe Biden is I’d propose a $15-an-hour minimum wage,” said Edward G. Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “That’s something that both sides [of the Democratic Party] agree on. That would be the first action on behalf of President Biden to show there are significant parts of the progressive agenda that need to be acted on.”

I would start talking about this now–47% of Georgians make below $15/hour (there’s a Senate election happening now). It might help them win. Biden also could announce that he will raise, via executive order, the minimum wage for federal employees and contractors–and subcontractors too–to $15/hour, and no separate tipped minimum wage either.

It wouldn’t solve all the problems, but it would make a difference–and people have to like this crap.

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1 Response to It’s a Good Time to Propose a $15/Hour Minimum Wage

  1. says:

    Decent pay for work. Healthcare access for everyone. Less corruption.

    Come on Democrats, you can do this. Stop talking about stuff that gets the fundies riled up, stop calling people Latinx (it irritates everyone but the super-woke) and start talking about wages, healthcare, and basic decency.

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