Minimum Wage, $20 per Hour: Rashida Tlaib
A $20 per hour minimum wage? Far left Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is calling for a $20 per hour minimum wage. The bill to raise it to $15 per hour passed the Democrat controlled House (probably dead in the Senate). But Tlaib wants more. Anyone want to bet there’s an agenda behind it?
“Think about that for one minute. 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. … By the way, 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.” Rashida TlaibFox
It all sounds so…bleeding heart-ish. But let’s REALLY ‘think about that for one minute’.
Small business owners would in no way be able to afford $20 per hour- they can’t afford $15 per hour. Millions of jobs would be lost. Sure, some employees might survive in large businesses, but in smaller businesses, that’s not likely.
Local day care workers, waiters and waitresses at mom and pop diners, local pizza delivery drivers, all will either lose needed hours or be cut entirely. Some businesses will go under- including AOC’s former employer that has already had to close their doors because NYC chose to pass $15 per hour.
Seattle also has $15 per hour minimum wage – something that benefitted experienced employees, but left new workers out in the cold.
“Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance appears to have delivered higher pay to experienced workers at the cost of reduced opportunity for the inexperienced.” Study by University of Washington Economists
Keep this in mind: socialism does not like capitalism. They hate private enterprise. They like government control of business and industry. IS that the bottom line here? Push the US economy hard to the left, destroy it, and call for another form of government? Remember: the Socialist “worker’s party” says they advocate for “workers,” but in reality, they look for government to be the answer to everything.
Wages actually fall, economies crumble, a tiny few elites get the benefits and the rest lose out. So no, Rashida Tlaib, we don’t want your $20 per hour minimum wage.