There has been a lot of Democratic-legislator support to see federal, minimum wage increased to $15 per hour. But a new study has availed 95 percent of those bill sponsors are HYPOCRITES!
Why, you ask?
Well, according to a Employment Policies Institute report, out of the 184 co-sponsors of the Raise The Wage Act, at least 174 pay their interns $0 per hour. These liberal sponsors expect everyone else to pay $15 per hour, but they can’t even pay their interns any money for their efforts—hypocrisy.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus, who introduced the minimum-wage proposal, said, “The federal, minimum wage has been a stagnant $7.25 for far too long, forcing workers to juggle multiple jobs while barely making ends meet. For years, the CPC and progressive groups like Fight for $15 and Good Jobs Nation have fought for workers’ right to a living wage and have continued to show how low wages impact the daily lives of working families.”
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only co-sponsor who actually pays his interns—$12/hour ($3 below the minimum-wage proposal he’s advocating).
“If Democrats in Congress are passionate about raising the wage to $15, they should start by paying it to their own staffers,” EPI Managing Director Michael Saltsman said to DC-local media. “It’s the height of hypocrisy to hire interns for $0 an hour while asking private, small businesses to pay $15.”
While I’m all for American citizens to have better wages, one must consider the fact that increasing the federal minimum actually increases unemployment, which is opposite of what Trump’s administration is trying to accomplish. If minimum wage is increased, employers will be less motivated to pay low-skilled workers—termination is highly probable.
Do we need any more evidence to prove Democrats don’t care about America’s well-being?
If the federal, minimum wage is increased, a lot of people are going to lose their jobs—very bad for the American economy. Let’s hope Democrats acquire some common sense soon before it’s too late.