When Joe Biden was running for president in 2020, he promised to raise the federal minimum wage for workers from $7.25, where it’s sat since 2009, to $15 an hour.Today, despite his promise and surging inflation, the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25.
My Democratic friends tell me that Biden wants to keep his promise and that it’s not his fault that nothing has been done. Senators Manchin and Sinema are obstructing him. Senate parliamentary procedures are roadblocks too. Poor Joe Biden. He’s the “leader of the free world,” the most powerful person in America, but his powers are limited by recalcitrant members of his own party, who are blocking Lunch Bucket Joe from helping workers across America.
I’m not buying it. Occam’s Razor applies here. Since 2009, the Democratic Party hasn’t raised the minimum wage because the leadership hasn’t wanted to.
Sure, Democrats say they want to do it. But I trust…
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