Skip to comments.Friday News Roundup: When Equality Means Discrimination and Biden’s Broken Promises Mount
Posted on 02/26/2021 4:47:10 AM PST by EyesOfTX
Hey, about that $15/hr minimum wage… – It’s a funny thing about passing laws through congress: You have to have enough votes to get over all the procedural hurdles. As former senators, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris presumably knew this throughout the campaign when they cynically promised to “immediately” raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
This means they knew that any such proposal would either have to have at least 60 votes behind it in the senate, or have the senate parliamentarian rule that it would qualify under the arcane senate “reconciliation” rule that is to be used strictly for budgetary purposes and not for statutory changes. The “reconciliation” process is intended mainly to reconcile numbers between budget bills passed by the house and the senate, and requires only a 51 vote majority for approval, the exact number the Democrats currently control with Kamala Harris joining in as the tie-breaker.
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How about: ‘Elect the dems in Georgia and the $2000 stimulus checks will be mailed the next day!’?
Democrat Promises = Traps
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