• Congresswoman Not Happy with $15/Hr. Minimum Wage — So Make it Twenty!

    Surge Summary: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), not happy with $15/hr. minimum wage , wants the Federal Government to raise it to $20/hr. — oblivious to economic reality! 

    $15-an-hour minimum wage? Hah! Impeachment-obsessed Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is calling for a federal minimum wage of $20 per hour.

    The PoliZette Staff writes she made her remarks Sunday night in Detroit, Michigan to the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan and the labor rights group One Fair Wage, Fox News and other outlets reported.

    Mockery from conservatives, understandably, has followed. It’s expected mainline Democrats in the 2020 presidential race will be forced to address this latest demand during the next round of Democratic primary debates, next week July 30 and July 31.

    The conservative political action committee America Rising recorded the remarks, Fox noted. Last week the Democrat-controlled House passed a $15 federal minimum wage bill— yet it has little chance of passage by the Senate, which Republicans control.

    Complaining that “tipped employees” only make “$2.13 per hour, federally”, the Michigan representative claimed,

    People cannot live on those kind of wages, and I can’t allow people to be living off tips, you know, relying on tips for wages. It’s just not enough to support our families. … When we started it, it should have been $15. Now I think it should be $20 — make sure America Rising hears that. It should be $20 an hour — $18 to $20 an hour at this point. … They say all of this is going to raise the cost, but I can tell you, milk has gone up, eggs have gone up, everything has gone up. The cost of a lot of things that we need has gone up already.”

    Maybe things work differently up in the Detroit suburbs, but on the rest of the planet, employers and business owners can’t simply snap their fingers and create more revenue to hike the wages of their employees just because Rashida Tlaib says so.

    $15/hour? $18/hour? $20/hour? With these government-is-everything types, the demands never cease. They’re never satisfied.

    Perhaps a speech to the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan and One Fair Wage on those tough realties is in order.

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