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Re: As stated below - they will negotiate with Manchin.


The $15 an hour would be phased in and complete in 2025.

I worked for minimum wage since I left the telephone company Pacific Bell, before Reagan split us up because he said we were a "monopoly" and we all became baby bells under AT&T. But I had already left the work force because I was a stay at home mom.

So in all my part time jobs since then, from retail clerk, to chiropractic front office to five years in medical records clerk in hospital to tax season clerk that almost killed me because of being on my feet for 8 hours a day copying returns, etc. for 4 months, I never once broke through to $10 an hour. Of course we didn't have to live on that. It was my money although most went to helping out with groceries, kids clothing, etc. as they grew up and needed car insurance and then college.

So now days, I understand that under $10 an hour is basically shameful wages. Not everyone is working at a McDonalds. Some are actually doing very difficult work and are totally underpaid.

But I don't want this bill held up because of the progressives and bernie sticking his nose into it and screwing it up. I want to see a real "rescue" bill for all those the hardest hit by covid and get them the money they need to survive and back on their feet. And then they can tackle minimum wage. I know Biden is trying to do as much as he can while he can with a slim Dem majority for 2 years...but this has to get done asap. And if Manchin can't go along, then find another way and let him keep kissing his state's repub butts. He needs to stop being a coward.

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Posted: 02/22/2021 at 02:08AM



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