My min wage convo on tuesday summarized.
Me: CBO had a great score for Obama's bill, you could make it even lower than that and still improve things.
Resistor 1: My neoliberal bible says never raise the min wage, so $9 is radical.
Me: Inflation from the last min wage increase would put it to $8.50 today. Clearly you all love Bush & pre-Trump Congress Republicans. They felt that was fair value.
Resistor 2: Damn, they got us. We even look alt-right by outflanking Bush or...oh wait a minute, I found a new card to play. Yep, not a federal problem, go ask states to do it.
Me: Okay. Hi, states. Do dis.
States: Akshually this is a local issue.
Me: Okay, St. Louis do dis.
St Louis: Okay, $10 sounds nice.
Missouri: NO. This isn't a local issue. uses authoritarian power to revert the law.
Progressives 2021: $15 min, and tied to hyper inflation increases each year. MAGA.
Resistors: Woah woah, guys....what about $8.50 instead?