Biden’s short time in the White House has been nothing but one mistake after another.
But, this one, the Democrats never saw coming.
And Chuck Schumer was blindsided by this humiliating defeat leaving the Democrats stunned.
Democrats recently tried to ram a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour in the $2 trillion bailout bill they are pushing through Congress on party lines by using the reconciliation process.
The reconciliation process means that Democrats would only need 50 votes to pass a bill, with Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.
Democrats didn’t take into account that to use reconciliation, a bill must be in line with Senate rules to only pertain to budgetary matters on taxes and spending.
The Senate Parliamentarian decides what violates the “Byrd Rule,” and in this case, the Parliamentarian struck the minimum wage increase from the bill the Senate had hoped to pass.
But, according to Chuck Schumer, the Democrats will continue to press for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
“We are not going to give up the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 to help millions of struggling American workers and their families,” Schumer declared. “The American people deserve it, and we are committed to making it a reality.”
According to a Congressional Budget Office report, increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would kill 1.4 million jobs.
That is more than the number of Americans a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour would lift out of poverty.
This is a real blow to Democrats as Joe Biden made the minimum wage increase the focal point of his $2 trillion bailout bill.
Now Democrats are scrambling to keep the minimum wage increase they’ve promised to their radical base alive, but they’re rapidly running out of options and flat-out don’t appear to have the votes.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.