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Democrats Raising Minimum Wage in Pandemic is ‘Bad Policy at a Bad Time’

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As Democrats are wasting no time pushing their liberal agendas with President Biden at the helm, some issues can do even more damage due to timing. For instance, the House is pushing to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and while it has long been an issue, it may be even more irresponsible than usual to fight for it during a pandemic.

“This is a very poor time to start a series of minimum-wage hikes” reports National Review of the Democrats’ attempt to “raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, with the phase-in starting just three months after their bill is enacted.” Not only is it “bad policy at a bad time,” but passing it through the “budget reconciliation” process in order to avoid a filibuster would violate Senate rules. “they should drop this and focus their COVID-relief bill on actual COVID relief,” writes National Review.

While the minimum wage is “a simple policy with very complicated effects,” one thing that is clear, is “that a government-mandated wage hike isn’t just free money for workers. More than doubling the minimum wage when the economy is barely pulling out of a year-long slump amounts to gambling with the livelihoods of millions of American workers, consumers, and business owners.”

This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected the Democrats’ plan would cost the U.S. 1.4 million jobs in 2025, meaning nearly 1 percent of total employment would lose their jobs, while those fortunate enough to remain employed would be paid more.

“At a minimum, any increase should not start phasing in until the pandemic is under control and the economy is closer to a full recovery” states National Review. Also, because there are not 60 votes “in the Senate for such a dramatic policy change at such an awful time” Democrats would pass their bill through the “reconciliation” process which is filibuster-proof and only requires 50 votes.

Democrats would be violating a process that “is reserved for matters that directly, and not merely incidentally, affect the federal budget” which Republicans stuck to even “when it made their Obamacare-repeal efforts incredibly difficult” reports National Review.

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  1. RUSSELL A LISSUZZO

    February 11, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    SINCE I WAS YOUNG (13-LIED ABOUT MY AGE)…GOT MY FIRST JOB AS A DISHWASHER In A “BUFFET-STYLE” RESTAURANT, I was under the belief that a “minimum-wage” job was a chance to learn how to be responsible and work to become more marketable. Then as I became older I learned and gained more skills to be worth more to employers. Now, with the weapon used by dems to create envy and greed accompanied by “victimhood”, self-worth and hard work have become a joke.

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Black Family Kicked Out of NYC Restaurant Over Vax Pass ‘Now the Kids Can’t Eat’ (VIDEO)

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New Yorkers, due to their liberal policies, are being forced to choose between anti-segregation and vaccination status. As Free Press Fail writes, “We’ve said it a million times: the vaccine passports are racist.”

Now, “in New York City, they’re proving it” adds the outlet. An incident caught on video shows a Black family was kicked out of a restaurant for refusing to show their “vaccine passports.” In the video, the man filming can be heard saying “so you’re refusing to serve us?”

Although audio is low, the restaurant employee says something along the lines of “yes because you don’t have a vaccination card.” The man questions back, “so you’re going to enforce segregation? ‘Cause, we just told you that we’re religiously exempt.”

The restaurant staff member then claims the patrons said they did have vaccination cards, but the customer vehemently refutes the claim stating, “I never told you any of that. I would never tell you that.”

The customer then films around a panorama of inside the restaurant, saying aloud he’s not leaving and says loudly to other patrons, “Everybody in here’s ok with that? Everybody in here’s ok with setting up segregation in society?”

“Everybody’s ok with that? oh, we don’t have our vaccine cards, so now the kids can’t eat. We can’t eat. You guys are ok with that? This is the America you want to live in?”  Someone in that background can be heard yelling back, “yep.”

Tensions rose and the customer became more heated in the roughly five-minute video. “This is America, you need to wake up” the man shouted. Even more evidence of segregation may have presented itself when one woman in the background explains not everyone in the restaurant was asked for their vaccination cards.

Free Press Fail writes the data behind the claims that vaccines are racist:

Now, this is no surprise at all considering the demographics of those who are vaccinated. We KNOW 2/3rds of the vaccinated population is white. We KNOW only 9% of the vaccinated population is black and only 16% is Hispanic.

This kind of dismissiveness is just getting started. Especially when other (white) patrons in these dining areas are cheering on the managers who enforce these totalitarian mandates that treat the unvaccinated as “unclean.”

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Comedian Jim Breuer Cancels Shows at Venues ‘Due to Segregation’ of Forced Vaccinations

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One comedian is standing up to vaccine mandates, and one of the few celebrities brave enough to put his money where his mouth is, and he should be commended. Saturday Night Live alum Jim Breuer took to Facebook live to release a statement that he would not perform at venues demanding patrons receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a 22 minute Facebook live, Breuer said “two quick updates on shows that you may think you may be getting tickets to or you already have tickets to: The Wellmont Theater in New Jersey – not doing it.”

“Also the Royal Oak Theater in Michigan, due to the segregation of them forcing people to show up with vaccinations…I am also not doing those shows” added Breuer.

Aware of the monetary repercussions, Breuer stood by his morals. “I know I’m going to sacrifice a lot of money, but I’m not going to be enslaved to the system or money.”

Breuer continued that he believed getting vaccinated was “a choice” and was not concerned with any opinions of his fans or the public. “If you have anything else to say, I honestly don’t care.”

“Due to, I have to stick to my morals, I have to stick to what I know is right” he added. The comedian also noted his disappointment that patrons were being “forced” and “bribed” before they could attend shows.

While he stated he doesn’t blame venues for enforcing vaccine mandates in some cases, but rather governors and ticketing vendors. He said the venues were being held “hostage.” NBC News reported neither the Wellmont Theater nor the Royal Oak Theater responded to requests for comment Monday.

Breuer, 54, was part of the Saturday Night Live cast from 1995 to 1998 and was known for recurring characters including Goat Boy and celebrity impersonation of Joe Pesci. He was also in the 1998 film “Half Baked” alongside Dave Chappelle.

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