The incoming Democrat House majority may be ready to unleash a flurry of investigations against President Trump and other members of his administration but they will also be carving out plenty of time for those socialist pet projects that have long been near and dear to their hearts.
Like the $15 an hour minimum wage which has now made the transition from being a rallying cry brayed by an aging socialist crank and a fake Indian to national lawmakers. There will be no limits of promises of free stuff that no Democrat will fess up who pays for it that will appeal to worthless, whiny young brat voters who will comprise a large portion of the party base in 2020.
Never mind that the $15 an hour minimum wage movement which could be called “Burger Flippers Matter” is ultimately going to cost those who support it dearly as fast food and retail chains rapidly move to automate and rising prices mean fewer jobs, it is the proverbial perfect mousetrap for the new generation of low-information nincompoops who are overwhelmingly Democrats.
Incoming House Democratic majority to push for $15 minimum wage https://t.co/VHZYnx46Nf
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 15, 2018
Via The Washington Examiner, “Incoming House Democratic majority to push for $15 minimum wage”:
House Democrats will work to institute a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2025 when they take the majority next year, with by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the likely chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, expected to lead the charge.
“On the legislation front, there will be a push to raise the minimum wage,” said a House Democratic staffer.
Democratic lawmakers have been calling for a $15 minimum wage since the 2016 election. While it is unlikely that President Trump would agree to a rate that high, administration officials, including Trump, have indicated that they are open to raising it above the current federal level of $7.25.
House leadership elections will not be held until December and the chairmanships won’t be announced until then. Scott, as the ranking Democrat on the committee, is the most likely pick to head the Education and Workforce Committee. No other contenders have been floated by the Democrats.
The Democratic staffer sketched out an ambitious agenda for the committee, which will be renamed to put more focus on labor issues, part of a broader effort to boost organized labor in the next Congress. The exact name has not been decided.
If Democrats continue morphing into a modern version of the party of Lenin and Marx which is a distinct possibility with nearly half of millennials now preferring socialism or communism over capitalism and liberty then there are very dark days ahead that will be far worse than a $12 Big Mac.