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”?

21 Comments

  1. Michael J Korger says:

    This will eliminate countless jobs. This will guarantee more automation just like I saw at the McDonald’s in the Paris Airport where I didn’t see a human until my order was brought out through a door. This will kill countless small businesses as they can’t afford to pay their employees. This will guarantee a large increase in prices at retail. Most other wage earners will bristle at this huge increase and demand similar increases for them. All this will fuel inflation. Most of us will suffer while the politicians bask in their guaranteed incomes and over-the-top perks.

  2. G says:

    Time for schools to start teaching home economics and cooking from scratch again. Not only will $15 per hour drive a decrease in sales the meat cost is going up as well, providing its real meat, which is questionable. Just more reasons why Biden will not be inaugurated as some think. More corruption coming out daily regarding the election and people behind it as well as the false Russian election interference in 2016. Going to get interesting.

  3. Holly Rose says:

    Can’t loose with Democrats at the helm.

  4. Bearpaw says:

    Starting right off the bat indoctrinating the people into the new Socialist America. Drain what’s left of the nations finances, borrow more from China, they know that they’ll be repaid with plenty of interest. And in the true nature of Socialism tax the workers severely to support the leeches that won’t work at all. Hope all the sheeple enjoy the new future!

  5. Angel says:

    This is what President Johnson did with the war on poverty, but the problem is, as always with Democrats, they will keep people on the system. By doing that, there will be no incentive to ever find work and pull themselves up to a better standard of living. There was a time when getting paid for the work you did gave a person pride and a feeling of accomplishment. Being on the system, does not give that to anyone. I am all for helping those that need help, but the help should include a pathway to become independent of the government assistance.

  6. Le Roy says:

    A The problem is that this isn’t for everyone who works, there are so many exceptions Besides, the employer has to make a profit in order to pay those wages and extra taxes which come with being an employer. Why should a family man running a small business barely makking $0K a year be told he has to give more of that money to his unskilled workers and his family has to do without. How many people will pay $15.00 per hour for a babysitter. It shouldn’t matter how many hours you work to get the minimum wage. With high tech we can replace many workers with machines and the people will have no where to gain skills for jobs. BTW is Biden going to work without pay like Trump did, if not why not?

    • Bearpaw says:

      Fast food places will become a thing of the past as their prices will rise to compensate the increase in wages.Will McD’s still be able to sell a burger for double the price just to stay open? Only other option is go to total automation.

    • Jean Thompson says:

      I am worried about my children and Grandchildren, what will America be like for them? I see honest folks who need help with food and medication that are too proud to ask for or accept help… yet we see most of the lazy people on Welfare who just keep their hands out and don’t do a lick of work, well according to biden they deserve MORE. and he wants to give more to those who are unemployed.. Gee they will make more than I do by working…NOT FAIR at all. I feel sorry for this country of ours and what its becoming.. SAD for Sure…

  7. Theresa says:

    Let’s face it folks, certified Dementia man Biden, is a puppet of the half baked phoney Black women Kamala. Biden is scripted and half the time has NO idea what he is saying nor reading.
    This is typical of the commie left to continue “Mommy/Daddy” welfare scam for votes, every two and four years. And now the invasion on the borders will being in more lazy moochers who will sing the praises of the commie left.
    The leftist politicians’ brains are on planet “Cum bye Yah” and everything is rosy as long as the working class pay for all of our “get out the vote scam”. Keep them dopped up on freebies and they will come and vote for us. Just make sure are money isn’t coming out of our pockets/bank accounts/stock market portfolios. The left are printing money in order to devalue our dollar. They want to force us to use Bitcoin (invented by a Chinese guy). The Bitcoin is a form of control, by the gov. To monitor our spending and on what. The left have become BIG BROTHER and their drug is the big C (Control every aspect of our lives).

  8. Harry Coulter says:

    Bidens ridiculous $15 will eliminate most “entry level” jobs and make teenagers more dependent on government handouts. Oh yes that is what socialists want!

  9. Battaglia Joyce says:

    This man is an idiot! You raise minimum wage to $15 How many people will loose their job so others can be paid the $15, or how many hours will be cut to pat for this increase?

    • Remember sleepy and obummer liked taxes and spending. They spent more than all administrations before them combined. The principle reason Trump was elected was because of their poor management practices. Get ready for four more years of mismanagement.

  10. Audie M Jordan says:

    Biden can’t multiply. $15.00/hour is below poverty level, so what wage is he really proposing? AOC is having problems just barely getting by on $500,000.00/ year. Ilhan is in the same boat. Maxine taught them quickly how to steal & get away with it.

  11. William Monach, Sr. says:

    I think Joe is a wee bit out of touch. Sure $15 per hour makes sense if the jobs are skilled in some way. However, un-skilled labor should be between $10.50 and $12.50 per hour. I can see where you might not care what the small businessman has to do to even stay open. You and your family aren’t lacking the necessities of life. How about the young person just starting out with no job skills at all. Sure, you can say the words $15 dollars per hour while we business people are looking at each other and saying, that just ain’t gonna work.

  12. Alvin Mowry says:

    Minimum wage was not meant for someone supporting a family. It is entry level for those with no or little experience.
    Raising it to high simply takes jobs away from young in experienced workers.

  13. Norm says:

    Biden Crime Cartel are the biggest Idiots in the world,economy is suffering from the covid 19,but lets raise minimum wage to 15 an hour.I hope that January 21 comes his impeachment goes thru,he is one of the biggest idiots in office along with thye rest of the Dumb o rats

  14. Tom says:

    Are they going to just print the money to give out, are big corporations going to get the bulk of it, are they going to tax the hell out of us, it’s already proven at $15 a hour mom and pop stores and businesses will fail and large businesses will go robotic , China will prevail with there cheep product’s, already silenced conservatives through big tech, now they will silence news organizations that don’t preach their gospel, I just wanted to thank the left for this new world order they are about to inflict on the America public, the New utopian society

  15. Randall says:

    china isn’t going to allow that

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