Skip to comments.Dems hope to force House vote on minimum wage hike
Posted on 02/13/2014 5:50:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said her party will push a discharge petition when Congress returns from its recess on Feb. 24. If Democrats can persuade roughly two dozen Republicans to sign the petition, it would force GOP leaders to allow a House vote on the wage issue.
Most Republican lawmakers oppose a higher minimum wage. They say it prompts employers to cut down on hiring, a claim Democrats dispute.
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Boehner has effectively given the gavel back to Pelosi.
He’s looking to cash in. Hence, amnesty.
The filthy Dims are desperate for ANYTHING that will get them another vote....consequences be damned.
Power-mad commie fools.
Here is an idea, Republicans introduce a minimum wage of $12.50, coupled with a DOUBLE TAX CREDIT for small businesses AND a complete repeal of Obamacare.
Workers support it the higher minimum wage, employers would support the tax credit (better than a tax deduction), and the American people would support the repeal of Obamacare.
Suck it, Pelosi.
The purpose of the minimum wage is to enable the big-government/big-corporate crony-fascist complex to eliminate competition from small businesses.
The commie ‘RATS are thinking ahead and working for all the foreign nationals they are about to give amnesty to. The former illegal aliens are going to just love the ‘RAT party to death.
Makes sense to me. I’d dangle payroll and income tax cuts out there too.
I have come to believe the hike is to induce general wage inflation to pay for Obamacare
Alinsky tactics will be in full monty by the DemonRATs. The only thing raising the minimum wage benefits are the union hierarchy. Everyone else will have their wage increase gobbled up by inflation and lost jobs through automation.
That's the other purpose of the minimum wage... to ensure that people whose labor isn't worth minimum wage can't find jobs.
I thought this thread was about raising the minimum wage. For hitting Bonehead about amnesty, go here:
The pubbies ought to just advocate for $50 and hour...!!
Not gonna happen, Demostupids.
Why not force all our bosses to give us all a raise?
With the exception of the federal entities listed in the Constitution’s Clauses 16 & 17 of Section 8 of Article I, entities under the exclusive legislative control of Congress, the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate a vote-winning national minimum wage, such power uniquely under control of the individual states where intrastate labor is concerned.
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I’d be the first to stand up and cast a vote against this foolishness.
After they are done with limp boner all that will be left is the 12.50 min wage. cept he will have cried and felt bad and it’ll be 22.50...
The enemies of America don’t need to spend billions of dollars updating their militaries anymore. All they have to do is sit back and watch as we implode all over ourselves as we spend ourselves into oblivion and allow our elitist governing class to take control over our lives and destroy our freedoms. It’s been only 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down and we won the Cold War? Really? We are becoming the very same socialist utopian state we spent decades trying to defeat. I guess what goes around comes around and payback is a b***h. Thank you lefty Democrats and wimpy Republicans for ruining the greatest nation on earth. The enemies of freedom give you both an enormous thank you very much.
Increase in minimum wages will only enrich those governmental programs that take a big slice out of the inflated incomes.
But in the end, nobody wins. Barely employable utter ignoramuses will be overjoyed in the raising of the wage floor only briefly, until they find out that very quickly that the cost of living has adjusted itself to absorb their increase so that they are no better off.