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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said the fight to increase the minimum wage is 'utterly embarrassing' as McDonald's workers in Denmark earn $22 per hour so $15 in the US is a 'deep compromise'. The New York congresswoman hit out as the debate to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 rumbles on in Congress after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled the hike should not be included in the COVID-19 relief package. AOC doubled down on her calls to 'override' MacDonough's ruling as she compared the proposed increase to the wage paid to Danish McDonald's workers. However right-wing critics pushed back on the Democratic socialist pointing out that the Nordic country does not have a statutory minimum wage.    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said the fight to increase the minimum wage is 'utterly embarrassing' as McDonald's workers in Denmark earn $22 per hour so $15 in the US is a 'deep compromise' 'It is...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., omitted a key detail on Wednesday while comparing the U.S. federal minimum wage to the wage paid to Danish McDonald’s workers. The New York congresswoman called the discussion around raising the federal minimum wage "utterly embarrassing" in a tweet published Tuesday night. She then called on the Senate to "[o]verride the parliamentarian and raise the wage" to $15 an hour and pointed to the wage McDonald’s workers in Denmark are paid to back her demand. She also claimed the $15 minimum wage hike was "a deep compromise" after demanding the Senate override the chamber’s parliamentarian — a nonpartisan officer who oversees rules and procedures in the legislative body. "[McDonald’s] workers in Denmark are paid $22/hr [plus] 6 [weeks] paid vacation. $15/hr is a deep compromise - a big one, considering the phase in," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. There is one thing Ocasio-Cortez’s argument left out, though: Denmark doesn’t have...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed confidence on Tuesday that President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill will pass in the Senate this week, saying the Senate will take up the legislation as early as Wednesday. The Senate is using the budget reconciliation process to pass the bill, which limits time for debate and allows legislation to pass with a simple majority. "We want to get the biggest, strongest, boldest bill that can pass. And that's what we are working to do," Schumer told reporters. "We'll have the votes we need to pass the bill." Schumer spoke to reporters after Mr. Biden addressed Democratic senators virtually during their caucus lunch. "Biden made his pitch today to our entire caucus. He said we need to pass this bill and pass it soon," Schumer said. The Senate is evenly divided, and Vice President Kamala Harris casts the tie-breaking vote, meaning that...
    President Biden urged the Senate to move quickly to pass his American Rescue Plan, hours after the House narrowly approved the $1.9 trillion legislation. In brief remarks on Saturday morning, Mr. Biden said he had spoken to Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the passage of the bill. "Now, the bill moves to the United States Senate, where I hope it will receive quick action. We have no time to waste," Mr. Biden said. "If we act now, decisively, quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus. We can finally get our economy moving again. And the people of this country have suffered far too much for too long. We need to relieve that suffering. The American Rescue Plan does just that." Two Democrats, Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Jared Golden of Maine, voted with Republicans in the 219-212 vote early Saturday morning. Not one Republican voted for the...
    New York : Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is the chair of the Legislative Body’s Budget Committee. Photo: Susan Walsh / . Democrats in the United States Senate and Independent Bernie Sanders they manage to include provisions in the stimulus package proposed by the Biden Administration to indirectly integrate the increase in the federal minimum wage. The move by legislators, which is still in the drafting phase, would add provisions to the bill approved in the House of Representatives this Saturday to penalize large companies that pay low wages to their employees. Members of the Senate Finance Committee, led by Ron Wyden, and the Budget Committee, led by Sanders, work on the draft of the proposal that would impose a penalty of 5% on the payroll tax to “very large” companies. that they do not pay the workers a certain amount (the amount of money...
    (CNN)With Congress already battling over hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour, President Joe Biden likely raised a few eyebrows when he recently said that the federal minimum wage would actually be $20 if it were indexed to inflation. Heres whats in the House Democrats stimulus relief planWhile the President bungled two different statistics at a CNN town hall last week, the thrust of what he said is accurate: The minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009, has fallen far behind in terms of both inflation and productivity.Increasing the federal minimum wage is once again in play, with Biden and key congressional Democrats pushing to raise it in stages to the $15 target by 2025. The House is expected to pass legislation containing the hike next week, but the effort could be derailed in the Senate with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema...
    Reuters February 9, 2021 0 Comments Democrats in the U.S. Senate continue to try to find a way to include a minimum wage increase in a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill they aim to advance in coming weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. “We’re trying to work as well as we can with the parliamentarian to get minimum wage to happen” as part of the legislation, Schumer told reporters. Special Senate rules limit the kinds of initiatives that can be included in the bill in order to speed it through the chamber without the support of Republicans. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Senate continue to try to find a way to include a minimum wage increase in a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill they aim to advance in coming weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. "We're trying to work as well as we can with the parliamentarian to get minimum wage to happen" as part of the legislation, Schumer told reporters. Special Senate rules limit the kinds of initiatives that can be included in the bill in order to speed it through the chamber without the support of Republicans. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: vaccines, United States, coronavirus
    On Monday’s “MSNBC Live,” White House Counsel of Economic Advisers member Jared Bernstein reacted to the Congressional Budget Office study showing that a $15 minimum wage would cost over 1 million jobs by saying that raising the minimum wage increases wages, “we have a tendency to focus on some of the big negatives,” and that “some of the more contemporary minimum wage research,” shows that increasing the minimum wage would have a smaller impact on jobs. Host Chris Jansing asked, “There’s a fascinating study out by the Congressional Budget Office that says it would actually cost 1.4 million jobs by 2025, but would reduce the number of Americans below the poverty line by 900,000. What’s your analysis of that, your reaction?” Bernstein responded, “I mean, with respect, the part you just read leaves out, by far, by far, the most important number in that study, which is 27 million people get...
    President Biden said his predecessor should not receive intelligence briefings, which are routinely given to former presidents.  Asked if former President Trump should receive routine intelligence updates and have access to classified information, Biden told Norah O’Donnell on "CBS Evening News": "I think not."  "I just think there’s no need for him to have intelligence briefings," Biden said in the interview teased Friday. "What impact does he have at all, other than the fact he might slip and say something?"  The president refused to weigh in on whether the Senate should convict Trump for incitement of an insurrection related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, even after he’s out of office. "I’ll let the Senate make that decision," Biden said.  The president was asked where he was willing to budge on his robust $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, which Republicans say is too costly. Biden admitted that he wouldn’t be able to keep...
    New Hampshire businesses may soon have to double minimum wages if President Joe Biden keeps his campaign promise to raise the national rate to $15 per hour. Currently, New Hampshire's minimum wage matches the federal rate of $7.25, but that could change soon according to Concord business and tax lawyer John Cunningham. He expects it could come with a bill aimed at the economic fallout of COVID-19. In a recent piece for The Concord Monitor, Cunningham laid out arguments both for and against a minimum wage hike before ultimately coming out in favor of an increase. He told The Center Square that the representative figure of a single mom earning below the national poverty level is one of the biggest reasons a $15 minimum wage increase should happen. “They’re going to use it to pay for rent and food, and buy slightly nicer clothes for themselves and...
    Legislation that would subject farmers to paying the state minimum wage advanced Thursday out of a Virginia House committee. Virginia law does not require farmers to pay employees or laborers the full state minimum wage. Instead, these employers are subject to paying either the federal minimum wage or 75% of the state minimum wage, whichever is higher. House Bill 1786, sponsored by Del. Jeion Ward, D-Hampton, would remove the farmer exemption and subject such employers to paying the state minimum wage, which is set to increase over the next few years. Although the General Assembly postponed the minimum wage increase because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic restrictions, the rate is set to increase from the current $7.75 an hour on May 1. In May, the rate will become $9.50 an hour, and it will increase to $11 an hour Jan. 1 and $12 an...
    New Jets coach Robert Saleh wont commit to QB Sam Darnold The White House Just Mandated Masks in These 5 Places Americans are more likely to go on shopping sprees when the stock market is rising and what impact raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour could have © Marketwatch PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY Load Error Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Yellen says raising minimum wage to $15 an hour would have ‘minimal’ impact on jobs, but Congressional Budget Office disagrees Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would 'really help' struggling Americans make ends meet, Yellen said. Americans are more likely to go on shopping sprees when the stock market is rising — why that’s a bad thing 'A 10% rise in stock prices is associated with a rise in average spending of just under 1%,”'according to a report published...
    PHOTO BY JOEY ROULETTEAs many in the Florida Democratic Party’s leadership and brain trust face a reckoning after Tuesday’s General Election, John Morgan has been celebrating another statewide victory, chomping a big old La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 7 Maduro cigar. It’s the economy, stupid, right? Morgan’s successful campaign to increase Florida’s minimum wage through voter approval of Amendment 2, anathema to Republicans, was all about the economy. Voters were reminded that Florida has some of the lowest wages in the nation, and consequently one of the sharpest pictures of economic disparity. Not that many Floridians on the lower end of the wage scale needed such a reminder. On Tuesday, Democratic candidates flailed and fell throughout Florida, and President Donald Trump won an even more decisive victory than he did the last time he dashed Florida Democrats‘ hopes and predictions. Meanwhile, Morgan did more than just roll up big vote counts in blue counties. Yes, Amendment 2 won...
    The 2020 U.S. presidential election has been a nail-biter, so it’s understandable if many folks were glued to Electoral College maps and races that were “too early to call” for incumbent President Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Election Night. There was still no clear winner for the White House on Wednesday morning. But many other outcomes were decided on Tuesday, including milestone wins for young and LGBTQ lawmakers, the decriminalization of illegal drugs and psychedelics in some places, as well as a higher minimum wage for one Southern state, while another got a new state flag. So here are five election results you might have missed on Tuesday while obsessing over the presidential race. LGBTQ candidates rode a rainbow wave. While there wasn’t a clear red or blue wave on Tuesday night, there was a rainbow wave as many LGBTQ candidates made...
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