The Fight for $15, Cont.

The minimum wage hike did not pass the Senate Parliamentarian inspection, so we will have 6 more months of wrangling.

If the parliamentarian had given the minimum wage the ol’ green light, it would’ve seen Sen. Joe Manchin and Democrats like AOC in a caged death match. Democrats In Disarray!

Some Tweets last night that I thought were instructive:

The political tragedy of this is that Possum Hollar will never read (hahaha) that their senators voted against giving them a pay raise, and to some degree West Virginia and the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan will not know that their Senators would have sunk this anyway. It’s a back-sided win for the GOP and for the Blue Dogs.

I’ve read some assorted strategies to overcome this setback (other than firing the Parliamentarian), all of which are never likely to happen. The fight for 15 isn’t over, but it means that Democrats will need to either 1) find 60 votes in the Senate with Sen. John “I made $6 an hour in the ‘70s” Thune or B) nuke the filibuster with Jewish space lasers.

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8 Responses to The Fight for $15, Cont.

  1. beckymaenot says:

    Fuck you Thune. Suck on this. Also- I am claiming Claim Chowder rights. Where’s my biscuit?

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  2. retiredeng says:

    The fight needs to be for $25.00 an hour just to match inflation.

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  3. sos says:

    The Dems could try the old (one weird) Golden Idol trick

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  4. R White says:

    It’s getting really hard not to buy into Politico’s and the NYT’s sleezy bothsiderism as to claiming that both parties suck when the calcified, weak-willed, elderly dim leadership falls back on obscure, antiquated senate rules to prevent any progress; rules that at any time morally bankrupt republicans would gleefully blow up. At this rate of inaction, the dims deserve to lose both houses of congress.


  5. What use are Jewish Space Lasers if you don’t use them? And I say that in reference to the filibuster, and that CPAC horrorshow.

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