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DNC Platform Committee Just Voted Down $15 Minimum Wage

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posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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Looks like the Democrat National Committee has decided not to support the $15/hour minimum wage !!

This is shocking.

And this was soon after Bernie Sanders said he would vote for Hillary.

Sanders also had hoped the DNC would put the issue on their platform.

Ironic all the way around.

More for ex-Sanders supporters to think about.

Bye Bernie Voters?: DNC Platform Committee Just Voted Down $15 Minimum Wage


Hillary Clinton's hopes of gaining Bernie Sanders supporters in the general election may have just been dashed. Unfortunately for her, the DNC platform committee has just rejected one of Sanders' most pertinent goals - the $15 minimum wage.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a Drafting Committee member, urged his colleagues to vote for his amendment to ensure Americans have a "livable wage." Yet, when Rep. Elijah Cummings tallied the vote, the members had decided against it in a vote of 8-6.

Jeremy Adler, Communications Director for America Rising Squared, noted in a statement how unfortunate this result will prove to be for Clinton as she tries to draw progressive voters to her campaign.

"Hours before the platform committee voted it down, Bernie Sanders said his 'goal' was to get the DNC platform committee to adopt a $15 minimum wage," Adler said.




posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 10:40 PM
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Unfortunately for her, the DNC platform committee has just rejected one of Sanders' most pertinent goals - the $15 minimum wage.


Bwahahahaahaaaa!

You can't make this crap up!




posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 10:41 PM
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Note: Sanders walked back that quote today. No promises he will vote for her. It was only "likely" with the further comment that he wanted the platform committee to support several agenda items. A $15 min. wage was a big item.

Where is the D support for living wages? The Ds have become center-right and the Rs have become radical right. Nobody is representing the guy, woman or child that can't buy a seat at the big donor table.

Boo D platform committee. You really don't represent people do you. Keep bailing out those bank buddies though.

Come on Bernie go Independent (unless he has reason to believe a Clinton indictment is pending.) Smart man. Let it ride.
edit on 24-6-2016 by DancedWithWolves because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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They have the Bernie soundbite saying he'd vote for Hillary. They don't need him any more.

If he backtracks now they can just say he is a typical Washington flip-flopper and use the soundbite for character assassination.

Democrats = don't argue the point - attack the speaker.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 10:51 PM
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Bwahahahaahaaaa!
Clinton IS the DNC!...and Vice-versa.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: 200Plus

He already walked it back in a live interview. I'd prefer he flip on that one. I'm sure he's learning daily, as are we, how corrupt the DNC has been. Shocking really. I'm sure he would like to be able to support the Dem nominee ultimately, but a candidate under FBI investigation isn't normal either. Flip flop away Sen. Sanders on supporting her...or not.

I would be hesitant too, gven the circumstances.

Personally, I hope he gets mad enough to run independently. God knows we need another choice come November.



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 11:14 PM
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I am totally against this $15 minimum wage/livable wage BS but I thought they were on a break until after the 4th of July?



posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What a bunch of hacks.
History has a rather large
wastebasket.
Plenty of room in there for these
fools and their decisions as well.

S&F



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

$15 is happening anyways, it's pretty apparent. It's possible the Democrats just don't want to use any political capital on an issue they've already won.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 06:00 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan
You did read the title of the OP , yes ?
To refresh your memory :



DNC Platform Committee Just Voted Down $15 Minimum Wage

With the Rs against it , and the Ds turning it down, how in the Hades has anything been won ????
Sounds like old fashioned propaganda



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

If 15 an hour happens, expect mass layoffs and a surge in unemployment.

Congrats you non critical thinking idiots, you've priced yourselves out of employment.

I and millions of other small businesses can not pay that much for unskilled labor. Good luck finding a job after your 26 weeks of unemployment benefits...



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
With the Rs against it , and the Ds turning it down, how in the Hades has anything been won ????
Sounds like old fashioned propaganda


It's been winning on the state and town level, more are trying it every year.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: neo96

She plans on making it $12.00 which is still a big jump from $7.50.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: neo96

She plans on making it $12.00 which is still a big jump from $7.50.


Has the DNC endorsed that one?




posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Orionx2

it's not congress. It's the DNC pulling together the platform Hillary will run under. Bernie wanted $15.00 min wage Hillary will ask for $12.00 but she has to get elected first and she needs dems in the house to do it too.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I don't know. That's what she talked about in the debates.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: KawRider9

If everybody is making $15.00 then there are no need for layoffs. Everybody will have more money to spend and merchants will make more money. Truckers will need to make more deliveries, mechanics will keep the trucks going and others will build roads for the trucks. Families who only eat out once a month or never will be able to go out more so restaurants will sell more food and maybe have to hire more staff. Higher wages is an economy stimulated. You need to see the bigger picture.
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posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: KawRider9

If everybody is making $15.00 then there are no need for layoffs. Everybody will have more money to spend and merchants will make more money. Truckers will need to make more deliveries, mechanics will keep the trucks going and others will build roads for the trucks. Families who only eat out once a month or never will be able to go out more so restaurants will sell more food and maybe have to hire more staff. Higher wages is an economy stimulated. You need to see the bigger picture.


If this happens, everything will become more expensive overnight, for everyone. Think about the bigger picture.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

But if the higher minimum wage would be great for business, why hasn't business done this on their own by now?




posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The DNC didn't want to take ownership of something that would devastate the economy.

Smart.




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