“A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage” was the 1928 presidential slogan of Herbert Hoover. With a nation tiptoeing its way toward the Great Depression it was a clever saying that appealed to people’s worries about (economic) survival.
It’s now ninety years later and oh, so amazing how little things have changed.
Taking advantage of (yet another leftist) protest, this one organized by “Fight for $15” against McDonald’s in downtown Chicago on Thursday, none other than San Fran Nan and other Democrats used the backdrop to make their modern day adaptation of “vote for me and there will be a chicken in every pot.” The new version? “If you give us back control of Congress in 2018 we will get the minimum wage raised to $15 per hour!”
The protest (do these people have nothing else to do?) was held outside of McDonald’s annual shareholder’s meeting and the latest promise of goodies by Pelosi was picked up by Politico:
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday vowed to take up a $15 minimum wage in the first 100 hours of the next Congress if Democrats take back the chamber next year.
Pelosi offered the commitment while appearing alongside fellow Democratic leaders and advocates to release new legislation raising the minimum wage to $15. Her comments offer an early view at Democrats’ potential agenda for the House if they can regain control in 2018, a long-shot prospect that some in the party think could grow increasingly more realistic given President Donald Trump and the GOP’s recent struggles.
If “we win the election,” Pelosi told the gathered audience, “in the first 100 hours we will pass a $15 minimum wage.”
…Pelosi endorsed a $15 minimum wage in 2015, aligning with Bernie Sanders on an issue that became a foundation of the Vermont independent senator’s unsuccessful bid for last year’s Democratic presidential nomination. The broad Democratic support for Thursday’s minimum wage hike illustrates the extent of Sanders’ influence on the agenda of the party whose leadership he has joined — without formally becoming a Democrat.”
You have to hand it to Democrats. Despite the fact that the party’s leadership is made up nearly 100 percent of wealthy old, white people from the coasts …Pelosi, Clintons, Sanders, Warren, etc… they somehow manage to hang onto the fake perception that they’re the party of the little people out there in middle America.
These Democrat millionaires didn’t get to be Democrat millionaires by being stupid. Of course they’re well aware what the devastating affects of forcing business to pay $15/hour for unskilled labor will be and know the effects such a minimum wage would have on the very people to whom they’re pandering — the minimum wage holders. More automation, more layoffs, increased prices for lower-end commodities and foods. They know all of this but view it as an acceptable trade off for the restoration of their power.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]