Biden: Minimum Wage of $15/Hour – DC Watchdog

Biden: Minimum Wage of $15/Hour

Last night, in a closely watched speech, President-Elect Joe Biden proposed a national minimum wage of $15 per hour among other economic ideas as part of his “America Rescue Plan.”

As part of his plan, Biden proposed…”Direct cash payments. Extended unemployment insurance. Rent relief. Food assistance. Keeping essential frontline workers on the job. Aid to small businesses…An increase in the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour…There should be a national minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. No one working 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line.”

Please watch the video clip below of Biden and share your thoughts in the comment section. Do you agree or disagree with a “national minimum wage of $15 per hour”? Do you agree or disagree that “no one working 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line”?