Promise Made Promise Betrayed?

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
    Sharlee01posted 9 months ago
    Will President Biden keep this very well touted promise? 

    March 1st --- Twenty-three prominent Democratic representatives, including Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ro Khanna (D-CA), among others, urged Biden in a letter Monday to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision that the Senate can't use budget reconciliation to pass the $15 minimum wage provision.

    "Eighty-one million people cast their ballots to elect you on a platform that called for a $15 minimum wage," the lawmakers wrote in a letter. "We urge you to keep that promise ... and maintain the $15 minimum wage provision in the American Rescue Plan."
      Biden's minimum wage promise ---
    Trump versus Biden on raising the minimum wage.

    So, do we need a blanket $15.00 an hour wage hike as Biden promised, or should it be left to individual states as Trump felt was prudent?

    And actually, will Biden fight to get that $15.00 raise after it now has been removed from the new stimulus bill?  In reality, was that promise one Biden knew he couldn't keep anyway, but just dishonest politicking?  I mean when one knows how something will end, is it fair to make a promise that just won't be kept?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Does any politician actually mean what they promise?  Remember Obama and the ACA?  Within days of being elected, he admitted he couldn't do it unless elected for a second term.

      The truth is not in our politicians.  Any of them.  Trump probably the most honest, but it was lost in his exaggerations and, at the end, the craziness over the election.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I so agree politicians promise the moon. But in the end, we get mooned...

        But, it was so refreshing to have a president even if fleeting that kept so many of his promises.  You no though many grabbed onto his $15.00 minimum wage will not be happy to see him skirt away from that promise. And just think of the far left of the party, they are already asking him to rethink backing off his promise.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          *shrug*  It was a stupid promise right from the start - intended to grab the vote of the very poor without regard to the needs of the nation.  As such it never could be considered an honest promise...unless it took years and years to implement.  Typical politician, and indicative of one of the reasons Trump was elected last time.

    2. Credence2 profile image82
      Credence2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      i think that Biden is backing away from the insistence  that the $15.00 an hour wage needs to be a part of the Covid legislation.

      We need a national increase, but $15.00/hr as suddenly implemented may be a bit over the top. We can fight for this stuff at a later time.

      1. profile image0
        PrettyPantherposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I believe the proposal is to incrementally implement it to $15 by 2025(?).

        I agree that we can fight for a minimum wage increase separately from COVID relief. To me, it is not directly related.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          I agree - it isn't even remotely connected.  Like so much of the current "relief" plan it has nothing at all to do with COVID relief.  Just a Democrat wish list put into the plan because it will pass and they can't get it any other way.

          That's how our government works anymore, with every fiscal bill chock full of pork and wishes that have nothing to do with what the bill is about.  Sad, and one reason we can't stop spending.

          1. profile image0
            PrettyPantherposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Can't disagree with most of this comment.

      2. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 9 months agoin reply to this

        much agree we need a minimum wage raise, and I think it is a bill that should be offered on its own. I support a raise that would come in increments.   I think the new stimulus package should really spend the cash on COVID-related programs and needs the people will have to recover from COVID. The people at this point need help. many have fallen through the cracks, lost work, businesses, homes... 

        I hope to see in the future a bill to address an increase in the minimum wage. I hope there will be no fight, it should be something both sides should support.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago

    freedom does not include tyranny ... over business owners.


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