As you know, President Biden and many Democrats have called for the federal minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour:
It’s long past time to raise the minimum wage, so hardworking people earn at least $15 an hour.
I hope that Democratic control of the House and Senate will ensure prompt action to get it done.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 12, 2021
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar touted how many people the Congressional Budget Office said that would “lift out of poverty”:
Raising the minimum wage to $15 would lift 900,000 out of poverty.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 8, 2021
But you won’t be surprised to know that Rep. Omar failed to mention something else the CBO found:
She left out this vital information. Wonder why? pic.twitter.com/QOIrZnmcr2
— TheRightWingM ?? (@TheRightWingM) February 8, 2021
This is a weird way of framing, “A higher min wage will hurt far more than it will help” pic.twitter.com/zF5Qjz6bSu
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 8, 2021
If this were Trump’s plan there’s little doubt the media reports would be “CBO says Trump’s proposal would put over a million out of work,” but Biden and the Dems are lucky they’ve got friends in “journalism” places.
Once again, proving that $0 per hour is the true minimum wage caused by minimum wage laws.
— Paul Orgain (@PaulOrgain) February 8, 2021
“But we have good intentions…!”
— Brad (@Brad_Tufts) February 8, 2021
“The road to hell is paved with…” etc.