Rep. Rashida Tlaib Proposes $20 Minimum Wage
Article from Reason by Billy Binion.
Days after the House passed a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D–Mich.)—a member of the much-embattled “Squad” targeted by Pres. Trump—upped the ante: “Now I think it should be $20,” she said.
Tlaib was addressing an event spearheaded by the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan and One Fair Wage, two organizations pushing for a higher minimum base pay for restaurant industry workers. While a $20 minimum wage would be problematic for a range of businesses, the restaurant industry, in particular, stands to lose the most from such proposals.
Employees at food and drink establishments typically work on a “tipped wage,” an hourly base rate that is lower than the minimum wage. Those workers can make up the rest of the hourly minimum wage in tips; if gratuities fail to bring an employee’s earnings to the equivalent of the minimum wage, employers are required to make up the difference. If employees make more than the hourly minimum wage in tips, they get to keep the extra income.
Not only does this model of pay give waitstaff the chance to accrue earnings above and beyond the minimum wage, but it also allows restaurants of every variety to stay above water. In an industry with profit margins around 6 percent, employees who make a lot of tips also help keep the doors open and the stoves running.
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The stupid never stops with these morons .
Agreed …If it’s “STUPID” it usually comes from a Dumbocrat..
Ignorance is curable, but stupid is forever!
Don’t know folks they seem to be catering to these stupid people.
Our nation is now in trouble. We have idiots like this in congress, and an intentionally dumbed down populous of indoctrinate useful idiots of voting age. And as far as I can see, they ate morally and ethically corrupt, have a true criminal mentality. We must stand against this insanity.
Perhaps it’s time to require a modicum of education before being allowed to run for congress.
Skip the education part,,,I’m tired of educated idiots. How about some good old Common Sense.
Nutter than a fruit cake.
$20 minimum wage? Another radical stupid idea from one of the stupid radical Reps.!
Why not make it $100/hour? That will solve medicare shortages and the fiscal shortfall. Until inflation of about 1200% give COLA increases of 300% makes Big Macs $50 ea. Rents $2500/month Gas $25/gallon and the American Dollar worthless. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!
Will the mouth diarrhea ever stop with these idiots. Whats worse tho are those that support them.
Tlaib is obviously very IGNORANT, but even more IGNORANT and more to blame are the truly STUPID VOTERS who put her in office!
The problem is the stupid are breeders and are multiplying faster than common sense folks