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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 02:43 PM

Senate Democrats make final pitch for including minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill

Source: The Hill

Senate Democrats made their final pitch on Wednesday to the official who will decide whether language to increase the minimum wage can be included in their coronavirus relief bill.

Staffers met with Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough on Wednesday in a culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes efforts by both parties to sway her as she prepares to make her decision.

"The Senate parliamentarian is hearing arguments today on the $15 minimum wage policy included in the House version of the bill," Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the floor.

Because Democrats are trying to pass the coronavirus bill through reconciliation - a budget process that allows it to bypass the 60-vote legislative filibuster in the Senate - it has to comply with arcane rules that determine what can be included.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-democrats-make-final-pitch-for-including-minimum-wage-hike-in-coronavirus-bill/ar-BB1dYQtq?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Senate Democrats make final pitch for including minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 24 OP
Irish_Dem Feb 24 #1
efhmc Feb 24 #2
msongs Feb 24 #3
Ollie Garkie Feb 24 #4
IronLionZion Feb 24 #5
elleng Feb 24 #7
nowforever Feb 24 #6
Politicub Feb 24 #9
cstanleytech Feb 24 #8
Bayard Feb 24 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 02:44 PM

1. Arcane rules prevent our leaders from dealing with an emergency situation.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 02:47 PM

2. It is not going to happen.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 02:56 PM

3. one reads that the parliamentarian can be ignored or overruled or replaced nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 02:59 PM

4. Don't do it!

Sinema and Manchin will sink it!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 03:00 PM

5. "arcane rules"

as if someone else makes the rules. The Senate should make better rules for their legislative process.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 03:13 PM

6. Tired

I am tired of Republican legislators referring to the Democratic party as the Democrat party...so I propose we start calling them the Republic party.....instead of the Republican party. Lets see how the shoe fits on the other foot.

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Response to nowforever (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 04:35 PM

9. It reveals their character. Anyone who says "the Democrat party" signals that

he is dishonorable and is not to be trusted. People like that are a waste of time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 04:25 PM

8. Better option would have been a tax hike up to 60% for companies that earn more than 100 million a

year and doing away with all ways for them to cut that rate except one.
That way? Link it to the number of employees they have that earn over 500% of the federal poverty level (which Congress should never have a say in setting) and the more employees they have that earn that the lower their taxes.
Temp and contract workers count towards that amount as do workers at a franchise owned business so companies like McDonalds cannot try any bullshit escape paying taxes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 05:03 PM

10. No brainer

Take back trump's billionaire tax cuts.

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