Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) called for a $20 federal minimum wage less than a week after the House of Representatives voted to raise the wage to $15 over the next six years.
She seems to think these low-wage jobs should pay enough to support a family of four. Tlaib doesn’t understand the concept of jobs meant to be second jobs, employment for youth, money for extras. It is pay for what the job is worth.
She is incredibly ignorant of basic economics and doesn’t seem to realize she would kill far too many jobs and too many businesses.
Tlaib made the remarks at an event for One Fair Wage, a left-wing organization that lobbies to raise the federal minimum tipped wage. Tlaib said the $15 minimum wage demand needs to be updated to reflect the rising price of food.
“By the way, when we started it, it should have been $15. Now I think it should be $20,” she said.
“It should be $20 an hour, $18 to $20 at this point,” she repeated, continuing to claim that the price of food such as milk and eggs has increased.
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