September 17, 2021

Pelosi doubles down on minimum rage hike despite procedural obstacles

President Joe Biden and Democrat leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) were all but guaranteed to have success on including a $15 per hour federal minimum wage hike in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package until late this week, the Senate parliamentarian put the brakes on the provision.

According to The Hill, Pelosi and a number of her colleagues in both chambers of Congress are now scrambling to make it happen by digging deep in the political toolbag, with the Speaker telling reporters in a quick press briefing that she and her colleagues “will not rest” until they figure out how to pass the provision.

Some Democrats have already proposed a plan B situation, in which they’re discussing levying a tax on large companies who currently pay their employees less than minimum wage.

The White House, however, acknowledged that there could be other ways to accomplish passing a minimum wage hike, but signaled that they’re worried if Congress spends too much time debating the finer points of what a plan B would look like, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package could be at risk of not sailing smoothly through Congress.

“Meanwhile our focus will be on the urgent priority of getting this package passed and delivering the relief that is so desperately needed — $1400 rescue checks for most Americans, funding to get this virus under control, aid to get our schools reopened and desperately needed help for the people who have been hardest hit by this crisis,” a White House spokesperson said in response to the continued talks.

Others in Congress, including Republicans, have signaled support for a minimum wage increase but at lower levels, around the $10 range, which would still be a significant increase from the current level of $7.25 per hour, which has been the rate since 2009.

However, Pelosi and many of the progressive lawmakers in her party have promised repeatedly that $15 per hour is the magic number, so it wouldn’t be surprising to find out that somehow, some way, they manage to push it through, regardless, or face harsh backlash from their constituents.

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ICE (@guest_1156246)
6 months ago

WELL WELL How long did PELOSI hold up the LAST STIMULUS signed by TRUMP ? WHY for political gamesmanship. Now that DEMENTIA BIDEN IS POTUS PELOSI IS STILL HOLDING UP THE STIMULUS PAYMENT WHY ? FOR POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP ! SHE DOES NOT GIVE A TINKERS DAMN ABOUT THE PEOPLE OR HELPING THE PEOPLE !!. PELOSI ONLY CARES ABOUT PELOSI !

Franklin Steele (@guest_1156262)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

100% agree.

Sharon (@guest_1156623)
Reply to  Franklin Steele
6 months ago

It’s all about her. We must make sure she’s gone. She needs to be investigated.
She the worse yet. She a witch on a broom.
💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

Maria Bono (@guest_1156283)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

That increase will hurt smaller companies and will mean more job loss. The constituents need to wise up and understand that she is not trying to help anyone. She just wants more government control by wrecking more jobs with her wrecking ball.

Bret (@guest_1156481)
Reply to  Maria Bono
6 months ago

Another thing that the Demtards never look at is that every time they increase the minimum wage they totally screw those on Social Security raised mimimum wage means raised costs of products in the store, we get what is called a cost of living increase but it never matches up with the costs things actually go up in the store at all! A 30% hike in the store costs well net a cool 5% pay increase in your social security if you are lucky but it’s usually around 2.5%! They do this to totally bankrupt all who draw social security, they want you to work hard all of your life and think you will be taken care of when you can no longer work when in reality life is just a game to the government steal all you can steal is their motto and they play it to a T! Also if a raise in minimum wage is enacted there is no immediate raise on Social Security therefore you starve until the next year when you get a cost of living increase!

Candy Clanton (@guest_1156345)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

So true!

MICHAEL (@guest_1156381)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

Let me make a suggestion to all of you, never put your last name on your comments. Not a good idea.

Lincoln Bain (@guest_1156392)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

Amen!

dan isch (@guest_1156414)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

remove Pelosi,you remove the problem

Charlotte H (@guest_1156700)
Reply to  dan isch
6 months ago

AGREE…………………….

Shirley (@guest_1157047)
Reply to  dan isch
6 months ago

She is a puppet for the Deep state, big business and lobbyists.

Susie (@guest_1156440)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

I agree. I got an email from my congresswoman saying she voted against the bill for 2 main reasons.. Pelosi wants an underground tunnels in silicon valley and schumer wants a bridge from New York to Canada. What do these things have to do with covid-19 relief? Plus Dems want to suppress our
1st amendment right for conservative media. People wake up, tell democraps to go fu… themselves! Biden, Harris, Pelosi and most democraps should be charged with treason and put in prison.

Diane (@guest_1156469)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

100% agree! Actually, Social Security should be raised significantly before minimum wage for those who worked and paid in all of their life to only receive a pittance!

Railroadlady (@guest_1156532)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

Bingo!

carol exposito (@guest_1156636)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

You nailed it! Selfish is her name and her game!!!

DS (@guest_1156686)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

She NEEDS to be dismissed using the 25th Amendment ! She is a DIMWITTED moronic liar and deceiver.

jb (@guest_1156986)
Reply to  ICE
6 months ago

Her added pork to what was supposed to be a Covid Bill is going to end up being a bill the American Taxpayers will be forking over their paychecks for. 90% of the 1.9 trillion dollar bill is for Democrat special interests and our enemies overseas. Only 10% (190 billion dollars) of this bill is for the American public. The bill needs to have the covid relief portion separate from the rest of the package which they then can then vote on and send the balance of the pork package to the nearest garbage can.

The package as a whole is fisicaley irresponsible

MICHAEL (@guest_1156252)
6 months ago

Lol, our Government is so corrupt its mind boggling. 1.9 trillion $$ of “COVID RELIEF” yet only 9% actually goes for that and the rest is just BS stuff. Piglosi and the rest of the Democrats and even some Republicans need to be KICKED OUT OF OFFICE, not voted out but KICKED OUT!!!

Karla Bersante (@guest_1156275)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

Amen!

Vi (@guest_1156276)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

Well said. I agree.

Jasper Riley (@guest_1156324)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

Yes.

J Lara (@guest_1156326)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

OH OH SO AGREE! CAN we RECALL HER?

John (@guest_1156385)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

President Trump should NEVER have been removed. He, never hurt my feelings. God Bless this this and his family.

dan isch (@guest_1156417)
Reply to  MICHAEL
6 months ago

remove Pelosi,you remove the problem

Michael C (@guest_1156253)
6 months ago

It is further obvious that the Demorats are hell bent on making even more people unemployed. If the wage goes up to $15 an hour, most small businesses and even some large corp. will most definitely lay off people and I pitty the ones who get the raises because more will be expected out of them because they’ll be taking on the work load of the ones laid off. It’s not just the additional burden of wage increase, but because the workers Social Security taxes will go up and because the employer has to match what the worker pays, their S.S payments will go up accordingly. It is yet ANOTHER idiotic “SWAMP” idea.

Karla Bersante (@guest_1156281)
Reply to  Michael C
6 months ago

Totally agree! You are so right!

Dave in Houston (@guest_1156254)
6 months ago

can we convince teachers to teach kids you need a skill or a product to support a family and unskilled or uneducated people just can’t demand $15/HOUR!!!!

Kenneth (@guest_1156258)
6 months ago

They make you think that everything they do is for the good when in fact it’s going to hurt we the people and are country. They drove all those companies out of the U.S. to other country because they didn’t want to pay the wages here and, now by raising the wage limit to $15.00 per hour the dems are going to do it again. The dems don’t work for us, we just pay their fat wages and put them in power, they work for China and other countries that are padding their pockets behind are backs, Trump was doing it right now their undoing all his work.

jb (@guest_1156989)
Reply to  Kenneth
6 months ago

I was saying that the dems are going to ship our jobs overseas long before the rigged election and thats exactly what is happening. Biden is going to shut down one business sector after another and support everything from overseas. By shutting down our energy sources he is ensuring the importation from our enemies, supporting the German – Russian Pipeline and the Russian economy over our own.

Margery Danner (@guest_1156260)
6 months ago

Nancy can’t stand it when she doesn’t get her way.well it’s about she grew up and quit acting like a spoiled brat. Of course at 80 yrs old that’s probably hard to do. SUCK IT UP PELOSI. 😂😂😂😂

Robert B Stephenson Sr (@guest_1156264)
6 months ago

hang her from the old oak tree

Pedge12 (@guest_1156265)
6 months ago

The $15 an hour minimum wage will not work out to be $15 once more taxes are taken out and employers will have to figure out where the increase comes from. If an employee in an eating establishment gets the increase, the customers will get an increase in the cost of the meal thereby leading to less customers. Why would anyone want to pay $6.00 one week for a burger, fries & drink at McDonald’s and the following week pay $10 for the same meal. Does McDonald’s, et al, want to take a drop in customers? The next thing will be pink slips given out because of the drop in customers. It’s not just McDonald’s, et al, what’s going to happen to mom-and-pop establishments??? We’re still in the middle of a pandemic and Pelosi and her buddies want to cause more stores closing down because they cannot pay those salaries and keep the store opened. Bad timing POLITICIANS!!!!

Helen (@guest_1156266)
6 months ago

So what’s the hurry? This has been going on for quite some time now. I think the states should be able to do this since cost of living in each state is not the same for all 50 states. Makes sense to me but these people don’t have any sense. Nancy is not leaving any time soon. She will die in office-that’s the only way we will be rid of her. Longevity seems to run in her family along with corruption.

Sharon C King (@guest_1156278)
6 months ago

Amazing how she digs her heels in when it’s something “she” wants but when the show was on the other foot (former administration) she said NO to everything!
Can’t always get your way Nancy….you need to learn to “give and take” and as your boss says “Let’s be bipartisan, in order to unify and heal together.”

Karla Bersante (@guest_1156291)
Reply to  Sharon C King
6 months ago

Totally agree! You are so right! But don’t you mean divide and conquer?

Lyudmila Loseva (@guest_1156282)
6 months ago

Whether President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi raise the minimum wage by $ 15 an hour, or $ 10 an hour, or not at all, they will steal the rest of the money anyway.

James (@guest_1156294)
6 months ago

Let’s crash the American dollar. That’s what a $15 an hour pay raise will do. Where is the “follow the science rhetoric” Piglosie aspired to. Even first year economy students can see this strain on the American dollar.

Bemused Berserker (@guest_1156306)
6 months ago

Everyone goes on about Voting these A-Holes out, and it never happens. SELECTION 2020 proved that once and for all time, that our vote doesn’t count, and never will. Face reality folks, our government is broken far beyond the ability to repair it. It has morphed into something that is nowhere near what our Founders envisioned.

Until We the People give the Government the High Colonic Enema it desperately needs, this Government is the greatest threat to our Nation.

1776, needs a Version 2.0

Edward Tadych (@guest_1156322)
6 months ago

Do not forget her tunnel. LOL

Linda (@guest_1156338)
6 months ago

Ric Grenell is pushing for term limits…think it is way past time!

Bill (@guest_1156416)
Reply to  Linda
6 months ago

NO!

Patrick Garland (@guest_1156339)
6 months ago

Nancy pelosi it’s just like every other one of the Democrats they are not going to tell you how many special interests they put in the bill and how much they’re going to take out of it a lot of it is going to be raises for them in the next year and into the future he also want to make sure that her daughter gets paid off she wants to make sure her son-in in-law gets to live every bit has extremely as she does the rest of the Democrats see a huge Cash cow they are drooling more than thought of the millions of dollars that they’re going to get and as far as the taxpayers their opinion is that they are useless until it comes time to get back money they gave in a stimulus and they will get back more they put out that will fund the second wave of their payoffs everybody knows that the Democrats should never have gotten in but there’s a certain amount of pools that still think the election was fair there’s so much fraud that they are still uncovering it and the Democrats and the media that’s supposed to give you accurate news are saying and doing nothing about it so all you Democrats is voted for them eat s*** and die

Michael Saunders (@guest_1156341)
6 months ago

All of the democrats are really wanting to put small business’s out of business. They say their wanting to give the schools even more money. But the schools have not spent the other money they received from our government. Now this is only around 9% of the package their wanting. So where is all of the other money going to that they are wanting to spend of the tax payers money. It looks like they are wanting the money for their pork-belly funds. To me we really need to get rid of the democrats in our government A.S.A.P.

JJ (@guest_1156343)
6 months ago

Don’t give Pelosi credit she doesn’t deserve!! Her only interest was she got a huge benefit from the “stimulus” bill for a tunnel close to her home!!! It may be a good thing because that may be where she has to retire when the people who can’t stand her vote her out of office.

Smilindoug (@guest_1156346)
6 months ago

What happened to Freedom of Speech? Does the Truth Hurt? The biggest problem with Washington DC Today is all the crime and corruption from top to bottom!!!WE MUST DRAIN THE SWAMP IMMEDIATELY!!! AND IMPOSE SINGLE TERM LIMITS !!! No lifetime pensions and benefits and Elect NEW BLOOD WITH FRESH MINDS AND NEW IDEAS!!! Also all elections to be IN PERSON ONLY AND MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE IN THEIR DISTRICT AND HAVE VOTER REGISTRATION CARD WITH THEM . Also all voting must be finished @ 7:00PM no matter what time zone your in.

Charlotte H (@guest_1156661)
Reply to  Smilindoug
6 months ago

I agree.

TICKEDOFF (@guest_1156354)
6 months ago

I call them out on this 1.9 trillion dollar bill. Only 9 % of the bill goes to cov19 explain why only that amont.The test isn’t needed like the bridge toCa0nd0a, Ca’s ra0il system and a heck of lot more.

POPS (@guest_1156365)
6 months ago

Drop the BILL, do NOT let Pelosi run the WHOLE SHOW. Like she has in the past.

Fred (@guest_1156374)
6 months ago

Mrs. Pelosi, Madam, STOP adding more of your Non-Coronavirus Pork Crap, of the likes of that Biblical 6th Commandment Breaking Planned Parenthood Sh_______! I sincerely hoped that “Presidential Line Item VETO” Legislation would have started making a move back to The US Presidential Office About 5 or 6 years, maybe 7 years Ago!!!

Bill (@guest_1156419)
6 months ago

NO!

Michael S Dowling (@guest_1156425)
6 months ago

Piglosi can care less about the people in america. Her trying to push this bill thru to bail out the trash dump she made in california. How about the governor about to be kicked out of office is her relative. Next is her to go…..

LuAnn (@guest_1156454)
6 months ago

They are suppose to be working for us can we the people fire them some how like Trump says your fired.

Pollty (@guest_1156460)
6 months ago

Her season is coming to an end

James Houston (@guest_1156465)
6 months ago

Remove soulless Nancy Pelosi now. She is anti-American

james hunt (@guest_1156473)
6 months ago

Someone needs to get a hammer and a corn cob and drive it as far as they can in Pelosi’s ARSE

Robert L. Kahlcke (@guest_1156491)
6 months ago

Oh well.

raymond lombardi (@guest_1156493)
6 months ago

Nancy Peloci needs to be forced to leave!

Deedra Ice (@guest_1156514)
6 months ago

what does it take for congress to come thru on behalf of the american people-then why so difficult to replace them?UNIFY on behalf of the us american people-as long as they do -well keep them-nuff said-have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!

Wil (@guest_1156580)
6 months ago

Perhaps it is well past time to sign the WhiteHouse.Gov petition to indict, prosecute, and execute the death penalty for the multitude of Pelosi’s TREASONS.

Geoblue (@guest_1156613)
6 months ago

And how many hundreds of millions to South American countries are in this bill??? There is no reason to pour money overseas when its needed in our country. STOP THE PORK PELOSI!!

Vern Fisher (@guest_1156699)
6 months ago

Pigloosi is to stupid to care about anyone except er.

russell d remmert (@guest_1156710)
6 months ago

the democrat leaders need to be charged with treason

Patty (@guest_1156750)
6 months ago

The only way to get Piglosi out is drag her out by her hair! Impeach the nasty ol hag, force her out of congress, then drag her out of the capitol building, straight to jail for treason!!!

McRant (@guest_1156865)
6 months ago

Worst part of budget: $100 million (OUR taxes) to build a subway system in Silicone Valley-home of Google, Facebook, Twitter….worth $5 trillion! Guess the Dems are paying them back for the conservative censorship.

McRant (@guest_1156871)
6 months ago

Last time I try. Always censored. No obscenities, no insults. Just liberal bull.
Removing website.

PSYCEAUX (@guest_1157062)
6 months ago

FANCY NANCY FALLING OFF THE WALL.
OH MY MAY SHE HAVE A GREAT FALL

PSYCEAUX (@guest_1157067)
6 months ago

OH MY WAS SHE PUSHED OR DID SHE FALL
OR DID SHE THINK SHE WAS ON THE BALL

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