Many years ago, I used to be able to argue over the minimum wage with my friends by stretching its logic to an extreme. Back when liberals argued for a $9 or $10 minimum wage, I would argue “if that’s so great, why stop there? Why not $15 an hour, or $20 an hour?”
Apparently liberals mistook this question as a suggestion. Bernie Sanders vigorously campaigned on a $15 an hour minimum wage, and groups like Fight for Fifteen have had some success. Fourteen cities and states approved $15 minimum wages last year.
Bernie may have pulled Hillary Clinton to the left during the primary, but with him mathematically eliminated, the party can at least try to be sane.
Hillary Clinton’s hopes of gaining Bernie Sanders supporters in the general election may have just been dashed. Unfortunately for her, the DNC platform committee has just rejected one of Sanders’ most pertinent goals – the $15 minimum wage.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a Drafting Committee member, urged his colleagues to vote for his amendment to ensure Americans have a “livable wage.” Yet, when Rep. Elijah Cummings tallied the vote, the members had decided against it in a vote of 8-6.
Jeremy Adler, Communications Director for America Rising Squared, noted in a statement how unfortunate this result will prove to be for Clinton as she tries to draw progressive voters to her campaign.
“Hours before the platform committee voted it down, Bernie Sanders said his ‘goal’ was to get the DNC platform committee to adopt a $15 minimum wage,” Adler said. “Their refusal to do so this afternoon is a glaring problem for Hillary Clinton, who Sanders supporters remain increasingly wary of backing. Today’s vote by the platform committee only makes that already difficult challenge harder.”
During one of the Democrat debates, Hillary claimed that she had supported a $15 minimum wage, which resulted in a priceless reaction from Sanders.
Now we know for sure she was lying!
Of course, it isn’t hard to tell when Hillary Clinton is lying. If her lips are moving, you can pretty much assume she’s lying.
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