Sen. Hawley introduces his own version of the Democrats’ minimum wage increase

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) this week introduced a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, Breitbart reports

No, Hawley has not joined forces with the Democrats on this issue. His plan has an important twist.

Standing up to “giant corporations and liberal elite”

What Hawley actually proposed was a piece of legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for Americans who are employed by billion-dollar corporations. In other words, under Hawley’s proposal, corporations with revenue of $1 billion or more would have to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.

The idea is to give many Americans a raise, while at the same time protecting small businesses who simply cannot afford such a minimum wage increase.

Hawley released a statement about his proposal on Friday.

“In this moment of crisis, our country needs us to stand up and say, ‘We will not be ruled by giant corporations and liberal elite,’” Hawley said. “We will not be told what to do by these modern-day oligarchs. What we need is a new nationalism, a new agenda to make the rule of the people real in this country and give the people American back, give it back to them.”

The Democrats’ plan

President Joe Biden and the Democrats, of course, have recently been pushing a plan of their own. They want to increase the federal minimum wage for everyone to $15 an hour.

Proponents of this plan claim that this would help to lift millions of people out of poverty. Critics, on the other hand, are quick to point out that at the same time it would cost millions of people their jobs as many employers will be forced to lay employees off because they cannot afford to pay them this new minimum wage.

Biden and the Democrats are trying to get this minimum wage increase passed as part of the latest coronavirus relief package. The advantage for them is that this package is going to be passed using reconciliation, meaning that only a simple majority is needed in the Senate.

Not all Senate Democrats are on board with passing the minimum wage increase in this way. And so, at this point, it is unclear whether it will actually be included in the relief bill or not.

Hawley’s other plan

In addition to this minimum wage increase proposal, Hawley has also been pushing a piece of legislation called the Blue Collar Bonus. This plan would give employees of small businesses who make below the median wage an automatic tax credit based on the number of hours worked.

As Hawley is demonstrating with both proposals, the Republican Party is now the party of the working class.

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      1. “We” may not need it, but for anyone who is chosen to be in a leadership or {training} capacity deserves more.

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  2. This plan is great! Now, I have a different concern. I read yesterday that the Biden handlers have declared all American Citizens as their enemy, and if I understand it, an open National Warrant to be able to invade anyone’s home without warning. More than likely to confiscate personal weapons. Yes! The jack boots are coming! Many people will needlessly die.
    Will they be using the UN troops to do this? Obama had with the UN created a bill to disarm the USA. It was never ratified. Looks like now the Dems. want to ratify that bill. I believe that they are making plans with Iran, also. And add the ChiComs in the soup. What do we get?

  3. Since congress works only part time, their salaries should be eliminated and they should be paid minimum wage. Maybe then we will get congressmen who love the country and are willing to sacrifice for the people,instead of their selves.

  4. Come on people! Don’t continue to allow the creeps in congress to split this nation up! this is what happened to countries who wound up in terrible wars with their own people rebelling against tyranny! This is precisely what the Obama’s, Pelosi’s, Schumer’s, and the other tyrants are trying to do to this country! If they are successful, GOD HELP US! But, we the people can stop this charade, and it won’t be ever night, but must happen and soon. Stand up for your rights and get off your duffs to vote every single time you’re allowed to for every single chance!! You have no right to complain if you don’t even vote! So please don’t use the excuse your vote doesn’t count, because it certainly doesn’t if you don’t vote and you’re giving the others far greater advantages when they make sure their people DO VOTE!!

  5. I believe the plan laid out is a great idea. That’s what we need in Washington quick thinking conserveraties.

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