Skip to comments.Minimum Wage Boost Blocked in Senate
Posted on 04/30/2014 10:25:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A emocratic bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was met with overwhelming Republican opposition in the Senate today, where it failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move past a key procedural hurdle.
The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), would have raised the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over the next 30 months, after which automatic annual increases in the minimum wage would be executed to account for inflation. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who voted in favor of letting a debate on the measure proceed; it failed by a margin of 54-42.
After the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), tweeted, "Republicans just turned their backs on millions of hardworking Americans who deserve a fair shot. This debate is not over."
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Gee Mr. Reid, are there really 60 Republicans in the Senate already?!
Opposition may be good business sense but is also step one on how to lose elections. Rock and hard place.
Republicans AND TEN DEMOCRATS...
Dems love to spend the money of others.
When Reid sets up the repubicans like this....why don’t they just not vote...
Then all the stand alone dem no votes would show up...
The vote was to debate the bill on the floor...
Have a debate....
The Democrats do not really want to raise the minimum wage. They are looking for a club with which to bash Republicans. It’s a Hail Mary play. Look for the MSM to lend a hand.
How exactly can the Republicans block anything in the Democrat majority Senate under the new rules?
Have they, except Corker, finally learned that allowing debate = voting aye?
“...This debate is not over.”
I like how Rats can unilaterally decide when debates are over. The last time Dingy said something wasn’t over he was issuing an overt threat to a cattle rancher in the state he represents. I wonder if he plans on using government agencies to kill the R’s and D’s who voted against this union pay increase.
Coming to a TV/Radio commercial near you:
“it’s no surprise that those greedy Republicans would rather give the Koch brothers and their other billionaire buddies tax-breaks than mandate a decent wage for working families.”
Oh, and with regards to Obmacare and the stagnant economy: “RACISM!!!”
No raise this year?? Bummer...
Why did Obama delay the employer mandate???, Republicans never ask that on TV
I think a walk out is long overdue. It’s time for a vote of no confidence in the government followed by an abandonment of this rigged system.
I know ... it's a typo. It was supposed to be "democratic".
Let's roll with it. I think you've invented a useful new term! "Emocratic": rule by unbridled emotionalism rather than facts and logic. Rule by emotionally disturbed people.
Hey, I accidentally invented a term whose use could potentially be widespread ...
LET IT BE ON RECORD THAT IT STARTED ON THIS THREAD. :)
Is Harkin up for re-election this year?
As I recall, according to the government, there is no inflation.
Just start using it ...
This minimum wage bill is just the latest example of the Emocratic stupidity that’s bankrupting us.
. I wonder if he plans on using government agencies to kill the Rs and Ds who voted against this union pay increase.”””
Keep track of where the very large backhoe used by the BLM shows up next.
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