Liberals don’t seem to understand the concept of money. They must think it grows on trees.
Tlaib made an outrageous statement, she claimed that $15/hour is not enough, she believes the federal minimum wage should be raised to $18- $20/hr. That’s not all, Tlaib thinks that servers that make most of their wages via tips need to be bumped to $15 as well. You can say goodbye to your favorite family-owned business with wages like that.
“Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., called for a federal minimum wage of $20 per hour at an event in Detroit on Sunday night, prompting mockery from conservatives and threatening to force mainline Democrats in the 2020 presidential race to address the issue in upcoming debates.
Tlaib’s comment came during remarks to the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan and the labor rights group One Fair Wage, and were recorded by the conservative political action committee America Rising. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a $15 federal minimum wage bill last week, but it has little chance of passing the GOP-controlled Senate.
“For two dollars and thirteen cents, as a tipped employees make $2.13 per hour, federally,” Tlaib stated.
“Think about that for one minute. People cannot live on those kinds of wages, and I can’t allow people to be living off tips, you know, relying on tipped wages. It’s just not enough to support our families. … By the way, when we started it, it should have been $15.”
“Now I think it should be $20… make sure America Rising hears that. It should be $20 an hour… $18 to $20 an hour at this point… They say all of this is going to raise the cost, but I can tell you, milk has gone up, eggs have gone up, everything has gone up. The cost of a lot of things that we need has gone up already.”
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Tlaib is not living here in reality. She thinks you can just change the wage and businesses are just going to eat that cost. How many places would cease to exist with her plan that triples minimum wage? Luckily we have a Republican Senate that can block these ridiculous notions.
And as far as servers, they usually make far more than minimum wage per hour on tips alone. Tips that many of them do not even claim.