Skip to comments.CA Dem Congresswoman Barbara Lee Calls For $26 Minimum Wage
Posted on 05/03/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT by Hojczyk
California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state a move Republican congressman Andy Harris encouraged, assuming jobs would rapidly flee California to his state of Maryland.
Lee and Harris appeared Friday on CNNs Crossfire, hosted by former Obama advisor Van Jones and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The panel discussed the proposed increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.
Let me ask you this question, youre a good advocate for this, Gingrich asked Lee. The mayor of Seattle is proposing that the minimum wage ought to go up to $15 an hour.
Watch the video!!!!
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Newt is laughing at her
That will be $35 for your Big Mac combo, please.
I should run for office and propose $100 minimum wage.
If $26/hr makes sense to this idiot, why not $500/hr. Clearly, in her mind, the cost of labor has absolutely no impact on unemployment rates or prices, so...hell...go big, or go home...$1000/hr it is!
If I were her Republican opponent, I would do her one better and claim the minimum wage should be raised to $50/hour - so then all workers could be in the 1%.
Even idiot leftists would understand the joke.
The original post is satire, right?
If it doesn’t affect the economy, why not 1000 an hour?
$12,203,055,503,595,283,854,383,872,384,293,483,238,404,020 an hour or you are a racist.
How stingy is she not to agree to $52?
Lets make it $1 Hundred Zillion Billion an hour!!
Why stop at $26.00?
Once you uncouple the wage paid from the value of the work performed there is no reason to limit the wage.
Just boost it to $70,000 so everyone can work one hour and go home for the year.
Just think of the money the government would save on welfare!
For some bizzarre reason I just flashed back to the old Eddie Murphy comedy/fantasy routine when he was talking about him and his buddies getting drunk and jokingly voting for Jessie Jackson, then sobering up the next day to the horror that he’d won.
(what fools we have running the joint...only they're not the fools...we are)
What private sector business experience does Blah Blah Lee have?
Dems want milk to cost $30! A movie ticket is already $10...
In Europe, they are promoting a basic wage for everyone, whether they work or not.
What do you think the incentive will be for working or staying in school?
It would be the downfall of modern society. Productivity would be dismal or none existent.
Barbara “Commie” Lee
$26 bucks LOL LOL LOL LOL!! And with the 30 gabillion illegals flooding the country, that will do WONDERS for job prospects wont it?? “Hmmmm....let’s see...I can pay this illegal $5 an hour under the table or pay this citizen $26 an hour.. Gee, what a hard decision!”
Exactly and it proves yet again how out of touch with reality the freakin’ Rats and RINOs are. Just absolute uneducated naive morons. Oh sure they got their college degrees, but as we have seen time and time again, especially in the case of Sheila Jackson Lee, what they learned in school went in one ear and out the other whereas today, they have the intellect and experience of 3 year olds. “Mommy, why can’t we pay people $3000 gabillion dollars an hour?” SAME exact kind of mentality!
And Gov. gets to pick the winners and losers...what could possibly go wrong with that scenario? /s
$3000/hour or nothing!
Yes, of course. How about $100 per hour? And $1 per hour for you and the other democrat idiots in congress.
She claims to have owned a business that employed 300 people, and that she paid a “living wage”, whatever that is for California. I call BS.
...are these the same people who refuse to pay their interns working for their campaigns?
Not $25, but $26? Is this like how Obama claimed there were 7.1 million sign ups instead of just $7 million? Like its more legitimate?
If they raise the minimum wage to even 15..they will need to raise other people’s wages also..who will do a tough job for 15 when they can get 15 doing something simple.
Tell her I’ll settle dfor $52/hr and not a dime less.
With the fed creating money out of thin air, sooner or later, that won't seem so crazy.
What a cheapskate elitist turd! I can't live on that.
That's for the 'veggie' Big Mac. If you want it with meat, it'll be $48.
Of course it will drive up wages and thusly, prices of everything. What they are doing is destructive and EVERYBODY with an ounce of brains knows it. Where are the economists shouting “THIS IS NUTS!!” ?
She probably won’t have a Republican opponent. In CA, the top two primary voters go on the Nov. ballot, regardless of party. And given her district, it will probably be another Democrat, though maybe a sane one.
She must be on crack.
I frequently hear libs claiming to have owned a business where they paid a ‘living wage’. But they are never current business owners and they never want to talk about their business experience in depth. Nor do they ever want to discuss why they no longer own their supposedly successful business.
Of course that will make inflation go through the roof, but it will make the dollar as worthless as Obama. We don't need a minimum wage, but incentive to get Americans back to work such as lower taxes.
The answer is TEXAS!!!
She said she ran small business with 300 employes
...I can not find anything on the net
Obama is well on the way towards destroying our military/industrial complex too, so why not $26/hour? Let the Russians and the Chinese defend both Europe and the USA now!
Right, in the sense that she’s always considered herself a communist, and been a member of several communist groups. However, she’s too stupid to appreciate the irony that no communist regime, all of which she has supported, ever paid its proletarians very much, certainly not $26 an hour.
With her IQ, I say let the commies have her.
$26/hour = $52K/year based on 2000 hours [40 hours x 50 weeks].
Me thinks that would drive the cost of a Big Mac up to $12 ...
“California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state a move Republican congressman Andy Harris encouraged, assuming jobs would rapidly flee California to his state of Maryland”
Out of the frying pan and into the fire? Think again, Andy.
barbara, why so cheap at $26 an hour?
“In Europe, they don’t have a military to fund. They rely in the USA military, so the money they would have invested in the military/industrial complex goes into social programs instead.”
I don’t know how many libs I stated that fact to and they look at me like a deer in headlights, then most of them will say we don’t need much military here or in Europe.
Even my daughter’s boyfriend, not a conservative by any terms, understands that the department he works in at Sears (L.A.) has a budget and if the minimum wage increases it means less hours for him and/or layoffs.
Liberalism IS a mental disorder after all.