from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
How dare the government – any government – set a minimum wage that a business must pay its employees? It’s the pinnacle of arrogance and exactly the strong arm tactics the founders warned us of – a runaway, all-powerful government.
The “Fight for $15” has been circulating for a few years. It seemed to have reached a peak in interest maybe about a year or two ago, but coverage and enthusiasm had fallen off.
Well, evidently, the “Fight for $15” is picking up steam again as the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, which would make $15 an hour a reality for nearly all American workers by 2025, more than doubling the current national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Now obviously this “Act” is going nowhere, and therefore one has to wonder if the vote is really just an “act” in itself. The Dems know full well this will die in the Senate – that Mitch McConnell will never even allow a vote on it, so maybe it is just a show vote.
However, there are enough fiscally moronic Dems in the House that cause me to believe this is not just a show vote. They really do want to mandate a nationwide $15 per hour minimum wage.
And when I say fiscally moronic, I mean just butt-stupid. They have no idea what a more than doubling of the minimum wage, nationally, will do to the economy. But frankly, to the party of identity politics and virtue signaling, I don’t think they’d care if they did understand the ramifications.
First and foremost, a national mandate like this is clearly unconstitutional, as are all national wage decrees. The federal government has no authority to tell private industry what it must pay its employees, yet the minimum wage has been raised 22 times since its inception in 1938, as part of The Fair Labor Standards Act
. Thanks for that, Franklin Roosevelt.