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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:03 PM

The House Votes To Lift 27 Million Americans Out Of Poverty With $15 Minimum Wage

The House Votes To Lift 27 Million Americans Out Of Poverty With $15 Minimum Wage

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/18/raise-the-wage-act.html/amp

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House Democrats passed a bill on Thursday that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and lift 27 million working Americans out of poverty.

For The First Time The House Has Voted To Raise The Minimum Wage to $15 an hour

It has taken minimum wage advocates seven years to get the Raise The Wage Act passed in the House. The final vote was 231-199. The bill had no Republican support in the House. The Raise The Wage Act would bump the minimum wage immediately up to $9.25 an hour and get it up to $15 an hour by 2024. The bill would tie the minimum wage to the median wage to stop the lowest-paid workers in our economy from being left behind. The impact of this legislation is that it would lift 27 million working Americans out of poverty.

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Bills like The Raise The Wage Act are vital because they lay the groundwork for the future. Speaker Pelosi is getting the legislation ready for post-Trump/McConnell America. It doesn’t matter if the Senate will pass this bill and Trump will sign it now. If Democrats keep the House and take back the White House and Senate, Speaker Pelosi will have this legislation ready to be signed by a Democratic president.


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marble falls Jul 18 #1
clementine613 Jul 18 #2
bdamomma Jul 18 #3
clementine613 Jul 18 #4
Cicada Jul 19 #5
applegrove Jul 19 #6

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:07 PM

1. If only Jeff Flake hadn't voted with him so many freaking times. I severely ...

discount all the GOP johnny come latelys.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:17 PM

2. Slaveholder Mitch isn't going to do anything about this bill.

He's just going to ignore it.

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Response to clementine613 (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:19 PM

3. Fuck Mitch

his ass is going.

VOTE HIM OUT!!

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:20 PM

4. There's only one thing you do with slavers...

... boot them out and marginalize them forever.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:53 AM

5. CBO 4.54% chance you lose job 95.6% chance you get raise

I like the odds. CBO estimates 1.3 million jobs lost but 27 million get raises, real big raises for millions. If I lose a job paying 7.25 per hour I can probably get another before too long.

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Response to Cicada (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:55 AM

6. Especially with the baby boom generation retiring.

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