Overrule the Parliamentarian
Today the Parliamentarian for the United States Senate said that the $15 minimum wage should not be included in the Covid 19 stimulus bill that is about to be passed by Congress tomorrow. What does that mean? First off, the Parliamentarian is not an elected official, nor is she a legal representative that can declare something illegal, she is simply a person with an opinion on what should be allowed in reconciliation bills. So she is a glorified consultant or analysis to be honest.
President Biden has said he will listen to her opinion, because he is cowardly and doesn’t want to help the working poor. Vice President Kamala Harris as President of the Senate has the ability to ignore this directive and put the minimum wage increase in the bill. She should do it simply because it’s not illegal and the working poor deserve a minimum wage increase, that is incremental and will take years to reach $15.
Biden and Harris will attempt to sell people on voting on a minimum wage increase which will not happen in a Senate that still uses the filibuster to get an increase in the minimum wage. If Biden and Harris do not do this they will break yet another campaign promise that they brought up consistently on the campaign trail.
If they don’t do this they know exactly what the reality is in the Senate and will be directly responsible for the working poor continuing to be poor during a pandemic. A minimum wage increase of $15 is supported by 59% of the American public, so not doing this is not only harsh to them but politically stupid. But this Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, two of the dumbest and most corrupt politicians in the game.