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Democrat Congressman: ‘We Don’t Want Low-Wage’ Small Businesses

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Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna (CA) told CNN’s Abby Phillip on Sunday that Democrats “don’t want low-wage” small businesses after she asked him if their $15 minimum wage plan would apply to “mom and pop businesses who are just struggling to keep their doors open.”

“Well, of course, large businesses like Amazon and McDonald’s, for example, can and perhaps should pay more, but I’m wondering what is your plan for smaller businesses?” Phillip asked. “How does this in your view affect mom and pop businesses who are just struggling to keep their doors open, keep workers on the payroll right now?”

“Well, they shouldn’t be doing it by paying people low wages,” Khanna said. “We don’t want low-wage businesses. I think most successful small businesses can pay a fair wage.”

“If you look at the minimum wage it increased with worker productivity until 1968 and that relationship was severed. If workers were actually getting paid for the value they were creating it would be up to $23,” he claimed. “I love small businesses. I’m all for it. But I don’t want small businesses that are underpaying employees. It’s fair for people to be making what they’re producing and I think $15 is very reasonable in this country.”

The $15 minimum wage that Khanna and other Democrats are endorsing would achieve their goal of destroying small businesses that are unable to pay it. According to the Congressional Budget Office, a federal minimum wage increase to $15 dollars an hour would result in 3.7 million job losses.

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  1. Lynn Gibson

    February 22, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    why are Dems so damned evil? I think you should be able to answer that for me since you did use to be one.

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Pelosi’s $115 Million Net Worth Comes Primarily From Big Tech Companies She Regulates

Fancy Nancy makes an awful lot of money for someone who has been a lifelong politician

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United States Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, makes an awful lot of money for someone who has been a lifelong politician. According to the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Pelosi’s personal wealth has gone from roughly $41 million in 2004 to $115 million currently.

Greenwald’s investigation show Pelosi has made an incredible amount of wealth in the stock market on the Silicon Valley companies she regulates. Nearly 75 percent of Pelosi and her husband’s stock trading in only the last two years has been in Big Tech.

Specifically, the couple has mostly traded Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google stock, according to publicly available information. In his piece on Substack, Greenwald writes Google is also one of Pelosi’s top donors.

“She works on bills that directly affect the future trajectory of Google. And they lavish her campaign coffers with cash, a key source of her entrenched power” wrote Greenwald. Campaign finance data shows Google is one of her top donors, the very company which she has made millions trading their stock.

There are also reports that Pelosi often holds meetings with CEOs of tech giants the U.S. Congress is supposed to regulate, such as Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple was roughly 17 percent of Pelosi’s trading volume.

Business Insider reported that when the Biden administration was preparing to enact legislation to benefit electric vehicle companies back in January, Nancy’s husband Paul bought 25 call options on shares in Tesla, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company.

In March, Paul Pelosi purchased millions worth of Microsoft and Roblox shares in March, reported Fox Business. Conveniently the purchase was made right as Bill Gates’ company “secured a lucrative government contract worth nearly $22 billion to supply U.S. Army combat troops with augmented reality headsets.”

Greenwald says Pelosi is not necessarily doing anything illegal because there is no proof they have acted on non-public information or engaged in insider trading. However, “the ethical stench is obvious” noting “watching Nancy Pelosi’s wealth skyrocket by millions of dollars from trades in the very companies she is directly overseeing creates a sleazy appearance, to put that mildly.”

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Doocy Stuns Psaki With Line Of Questioning She Wasn’t Expecting

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Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about President Biden’s support of the Texas Democrats who fled Texas to block the vote on election security legislation.

“About voting rights and these Texas lawmakers who have come to Washington,” Doocy began, “do you know… of any examples from his 36 years in the Senate that Joe Biden just hopped on a train and left town to avoid a vote that he knew he was going to lose?”

Thinking it was funny, Psaki laughed, and said, “Welcome back.”

“Look,” she continued. “I think that the president’s view is that these Texas legislators were making a statement through action in opposition to efforts in their state to oppose restrictions on people’s fundamental rights and their rights to vote in their state.”

“That is why they departed. The vice president met with these legislators yesterday and the vice pres — and the president, I should say — certainly applauds their actions and their outspoken opposition to efforts to put in place restrictive measures in their state,” she added.
Doocy responded, “And maybe it is funny to think about it that way, but the president is talking about this as the most serious assault on our democracy —”

“I don’t think anything about this is funny,” Psaki said as she held back laughter. “I think what is important to note, though, here is that there are 28 states, including Texas, where there are laws in place or in the process to make it harder to vote and it requires bold action. It requires bold voices to speak out against that and make sure people understand their rights.”

“That’s exactly what’s happening here,” she said.

In Texas, where Democrat former President Lyndon B. Johnson won his 1948 Senate race by stealing the election through voter fraud, there were two bills to be voted on that would expand early voting hours while also putting in place restrictions to prevent voter fraud.  To block the ability for these bills to be voted on, Texas Democrat lawmakers hopped on private jets and left the state.

“Private planes carrying more than 50 Democrats left Austin for Dulles International Airport midafternoon, skipping town just days before the Texas House of Representatives was expected to give early approval to sweeping new voting restrictions in a special legislative session,” The Associated Press reported. “The numbers meant the House would not have enough lawmakers in attendance to conduct business and could not, at least for now, vote on the bill.”

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