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Biden: $15 min wage not happening under COVID relief bill

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America needed Bernie and look what we got  :triggered:

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AJRocketMan

I am disappointed by this, but I hope it nevertheless still happens. He may just have to give up on it for now in order to get the bill passed.

I already make $15/hr living in NYC.

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SamanthaC

You all do realize that Biden cannot push this alone by himself? It's not completely his fault if it doesn't pass. 

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Morphine Prince
4 minutes ago, MACATL said:

Misleading headline in order to get clicks.  It’s unlikely to happen...as party of the Covid relief Bill.  Doesn’t mean it won’t happen.  

If you can’t increase the minimum wage as part of a pandemic relief plan you probably won’t get it passed anytime later. 

We can only operate in the NOW. As of NOW, Biden is saying it is not happening. This will be his first mayor legislation and he is giving up on a minimum wage increase. 

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AJRocketMan
3 minutes ago, Chromatography said:

As long as capitalism exists, the US will always buckle to unlivable wages, exploitation, and division. 

Except it literally works everywhere else. Look at the rest of the developed world. They don’t put up with the same sh*t that we do here in America, and their economies are stronger than ours.

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myluis617

This title is only gonna keep making people click and comment uninformed comments bashing biden like some of these people don't understand the economic stress we are facing right now. Like do some of yall even live in America?

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myluis617
6 minutes ago, Morphine Prince said:

If you can’t increase the minimum wage as part of a pandemic relief plan you probably won’t get it passed anytime later. 

We can only operate in the NOW. As of NOW, Biden is saying it is not happening. This will be his first mayor legislation and he is giving up on a minimum wage increase. 

Massachusetts was doing a $15 minimum wage before any other state so what you mean it can't be done at any other time? You seem like a whining child that wants everything done their way without understanding there are other important issues.

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Chromatican
5 minutes ago, SamanthaC said:

You all do realize that Biden cannot push this alone by himself? It's not completely his fault if it doesn't pass. 

Imagine if Biden, the leader of the left-wing political party of the United States came out in support of the fast food workers on strike for a $15 minimum wage. We need to stop expecting so little from our elected officials. Look at how much damage Trump did in four years by using his platform as president, the same could be done for the greater good.

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Lady Papa

Great because it's absurd to double the minimum wage through a mandate. Add a dollar or two.

Formerly known as LadyGoo
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GagaSine
12 minutes ago, Economy said:

This. As i said before in the past, the "zombie" companies as they are called hold back the economy tbh

 

If ur business is so unprofitable it cant survive without paying super low wages then its a drag on the economy because its using up labor that could be better used elsewhere and then that person payed better too

 

U dont want to create jobs for the sake of creating jobs. Unemployment rate alone doesnt determine how prosperous an econony is. If unempmoyment is only 2% but its all in low paying jobs from uncompetitive businesses then the economy is still sh*t

While I appreciate and agree with this perspective, I always think of the restaurant industry and how this would completely wipe it out.

The margins at most restaurants that are not backed by big corporations/part of a chain are razor thin, the operating costs are so high that exploiting labour (not paying overtime, overworking everyone, stealing tips from workers etc) is considered normal and necessary. 

So when people say “if you can’t afford to pay your workers living wage just close!” I wonder if they realize that means almost every restaurant that isn’t like a McDonalds, Kelsey’s, Cheesecake Factory would shut down. Or you have to accept paying very fancy restaurant prices (30+ dollars for a small dish) for not necessarily fancy food.

Maybe for some that isn’t a loss but personally restaurants besides being where my career is based are also a great source of pleasure in my life, I love going to new restaurants either where I live or when traveling. Eating unique food makes me really happy. 

Of course being paid a livable wage is infinitely more important, but it isn’t always the businesses’ fault. The restaurant industry has been very unstable for decades, stuff like food costs and also constantly rising rents contribute as well. Some rent control or support for small businesses in the form of tax breaks or something would be helpful.

 

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Morphine Prince
8 minutes ago, myluis617 said:

Massachusetts was doing a $15 minimum wage before any other state so what you mean it can't be done at any other time? You seem like a whining child that wants everything done their way without understanding there are other important issues.

I’m talking about the federal minimum wage. 

The only one lashing out and having a tantrum is you. 

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Chromatography
14 minutes ago, AJRocketMan said:

Except it literally works everywhere else. Look at the rest of the developed world. They don’t put up with the same sh*t that we do here in America, and their economies are stronger than ours.

no form of capitalism is humane.

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myluis617
9 minutes ago, Morphine Prince said:

I’m talking about the federal minimum wage. 

The only one lashing out and having a tantrum is you. 

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Have a Nice one, Baby. :huntyga:

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ManuelColon
37 minutes ago, imnotyourbabe10 said:

Where is Marx when you need him? :messga: Gotta love how late stage capitalism has held hostage humanity and any humane treatment of sentient beings within its system.

Honey, everyone prays for socialism until you have to live in it. IT. DOES. NOT. WORK.

Come live in Venezuela where socialism/communism has put it's people on dirt and **** and tell me if you would still want it.

It's so sick how everyone living  considerably good praise how communism is amazing because they don't know how it works hahaha.

(I'm not dragging you, but i had to make my point because really, what you are wishing for is not what you think it is).

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JusKeepBreathin

I'm not sure how he's going to stop it. Even backwards àss Florida already voted for a statewide $15 an hour raise to happen over the next couple of years.  

 

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This is stupid. After actually reading the article much of these comments including mine were only reacting to the click bait title of this thread.

 

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"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -Martin Luther King Jr.
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