California became the first State to sign into law a $15 an hour minimum wage. The law will fully take effect by 2022.
It sounds insane, and the governor who signed it into law even seemed to acknowledge as much, admitting that a $15 minimum wage “does not make much economic sense.” Apparently feelings trumped facts in this case.
Neil Cavuto invited a young activist in favor of the law onto his show to explain the “logic” of the $15 minimum wage.
Naquasia Legrand, a leader of the $15 minimum wage movement, went on with Neil Cavuto today to defend the outrageous $15 minimum wage.
Naquasia insists she deserves $15 an hour.
Neil Cavuto: This is too much, too fast. A lot of people are going to lose their job. You say what?
Naquasia Legrand: No, I say this is great that this is happening fast. People are losing their jobs now as we speak. Whether we fight or not people are already losing their job, losing their homes. This is a way that us standing in solidarity, standing together, this is a way to keep us together and have job security. So by this movement rapidly the way it is is definitely great for all low wage workers around this country.
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