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Rep. Crow: Raising The Minimum Wage Is ‘The Right Thing’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

 

Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) joins Lawrence O’Donnell to explain the importance of raising the minimum wage for his constituents and millions of Americans looking for relief because of Covid-19. Aired on 02/26/2021.
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28 comments

  1. The US minimum wage in the US economy is a starvation wage..
    And would be a barely surviving wage at $15.
    And the ironic thing is a higher wage for the majority
    Boosts an economy the most.

    1. It is a DESPERATION wage. It leaves one always desperate.

      Those whom have never had to try to schedule multiple revenue streams, from a blue-collar perspective have no clue. Having turn-key income is a privilege; most second and third streams are powered by physical first time I tried to schedule 2 jobs, I GOT FIRED BY ONE.

      Privilege is another universe.

    1. Because they are trying to avoid rising the wage. The Parliamentarian was never mentioned the tax cut bill was pushed through. They don’t want to rise the wage. Only Bernie Sanders and some House Dems are trying, but the rest are corporate dems. They don’t have to listen to her and Harris could push it through, but she won’t and neither will the others, because they need to appease their corporate donors. This was all a campaign lie.

  2. $15/hour is already a near starvation wage, especially in big cities, but it’s a good start and long overdue. $7.25/hour is simply a slave wage. No one can live on $7.25/hour in modern America in the year 2021 and still stay healthy.

    1. Especially if you’re a smoker, drinker, have cell phone, internet, cable or satellite service, right there alone is 6 to 7 grand nearly half of what they make.
      Then you got rent, food, transportation and clothing. Not to mention healthcare and tuition costs Can’t be done on $7 .25..probably more like $12 at a minimum, before healthcare and tuition, which might subsidized or free due to low income status.

  3. EVERYTHING has gone up except the minimum wage! “A workman is worthy of his hire!” PAY people at the very least, a living wage!

    1. How many employees do you pay? And subsidize their health care. And how do you plan to get reimbursed for the added costs? Tax cuts?

    2. @ofiver How did businesses survive back in the day when the min wage was a survival wage?

      Yall act like 15 would break the bank when purchasing power wise it has been far higher before, AND THE ECONOMY DID BETTER.

  4. It’s disgusting that the unelected Senate parliamentarian can override the democratically elected officials who ran on the promise of increasing the minimum wage and were given the mandate of the people to do so. Biden and Harris need to do the right thing and overturn the decision of the parliamentarian otherwise they are going to pay for the broken promise at the ballot box in 2022 and 2024.

  5. I don’t care if the cost of living is cheaper in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Dakota cause a minimum wage of $7.25 per hr. Isn’t enough to put a decent roof over your head and nutritious food on the table!

    1. If the min wage would have kept up with inflation, it would be 24$ now.

      15$ is STILL a pay cut over time, and people act like its to much!.

      American economic power has been bled for decades, and we cant even claw a REDUCTION back without people screaming it will ruin the economy

      What a joke of a nation

    1. Better yet make every American pay the 6.3% “contribution” to Social Security on every dollar they earn just like every low wage American does. That would pay for social security enough to rival Sweden.
      Currently there is a cap that means the wealthy do not pay1% of their income on SS.

  6. not a whole lot she, the parliamentarian could do. a mandate from the government to private industry about how much they pay their workers doesn’t really fit into a budget bill, since the government isn’t paying the wages of the workers. the administration can set a minimum wage for federal contractors, but that’s it.

  7. You don’t have to jump to 15 dollars a hour! People who were poor before will now be homeless because their employer can’t afford that!

    1. Sounds like their “employers” already run failed businesses then, if the only reason they are still open is due to their employees subsidizing them thru critical underpayment.

  8. Put a stand alone minimum wage bill up to a vote in the House and the Senate once a month every month until November 2022. Let the Regressive Republicans vote it down 20 times in a row.

  9. Well they need to raise it some I made $7 an hour in 1996 at Staples. Even back then I was a teenager and I had 3 part time jobs to pay my bills.

  10. So if they work 10 hours that’s $70 before taxes so that’s approx $1000 a month all that would pay would be rent. No wonder so many people are on welfare. They would rather pay them welfare.

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