Dems Push For $15 Minimum Wage While Paying Their Own Staff WAY Less

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The Democratic Party is pushing for a federal $15 minimum wage as part of its recently revealed “Better Deal” economic platform, despite paying its own field organizers significantly less than that during the 2016 election cycle.

The new platform, announced Monday at a press conference in Berryville, Va., aims to ingratiate the Democratic Party with blue collar voters through populist economic messaging focused on prioritizing the interests of workers over those of corporate interests.

However, the same party pushing the dubious $15 minimum wage chose not to implement the policy itself during the 2016 election.

A group of roughly 40 field workers filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and six state party organizations in May, alleging that they were not fairly compensated for their work during the 2016 campaign. The field organizers claim to have been paid $3,000 per month while consistently working 80 to 90 hours per week.

Justin Swidler, the attorney representing the workers, described their treatment as “obscene.”

“These workers were out there in a campaign that was promising $15 an hour minimum wage, and expanding the overtime rights of workers,” Swidler told CBS News. Swidler did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

The DNC’s decision to give the executive director a $300,000 bonus after the failed election cycle exacerbated workers’ complaints, as their wages were left well short of $15 per hour.

Democratic leadership elected to include the federal $15 minimum wage as part of their economic agenda in the face of their own real world experience as employers, as well as overwhelming external evidence indicating that the policy has harmed low wage workers and small businesses in American cities that have tried it.

A Heritage Foundation study found that, if the Democrats take the $15 minimum wage policy nationwide, it would eliminate 7 million jobs.

Ironically, the federal $15 minimum wage would likely most severely harm the very people the Democrats are trying to reach in time for the 2018 midterm elections: blue collar, rural voters.

“Minimum wage increases are anti-stimulus packages for rural, low-wage areas,” Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior attorney Hans Bader told TheDCNF.

“Why? Because they cost consumers more than they provide in benefits to workers, even when the workers don’t lose their jobs. Consumers pay higher prices due to minimum wage increases. But the gain received by workers is partly offset by the tax code,” Bader said.

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  • Simon says

    I am sure Seth Rich wasn’t satisfied with his compensation either

    • ZombieGirl

      & nobody will ever be jailed for getting rid of him…

  • David E

    The democrats rely on ever increasing levels of stoopid.

  • ShrinkTheState

    The libtards must have stock in all the robotic companies because all the increased minimum wage does is increase the use of robotics and displace workers. I don’t see why people don’t understand this. Our gov’ment school system has truly done its job and made people so very stupid.

  • MarkovDeBeeste

    Hypocrisy, they name is Democrats.

  • Phil_Ossifer

    If Congress ever passed a national $15/hr minimum wage you know they would exempt themselves and their friends from having to pay it. That’s how it always works. They exempt themselves from most all of the laws they make the sheeple live under. If these laws are so good why do they not want them to apply to themselves? I think we know the answer to that one.

  • SP_88

    The minimum wage workers that don’t lose their jobs will end up paying more in income taxes, more for products and services because every company in America will have to raise prices to make up for it, and then when a bunch of companies are forced to shut down their businesses and close their doors, prices will go even higher because of reduced supply and increased demand. In the end, it will feel more like a pay cut than a raise.
    And I highly suspect that these democrats are well aware of this. If we are able to see the obvious result of this, I’m more than certain that they have already figured it out.
    As ShrinkTheState commented already, “They must have stock in all the robotic companies…” I bet they already have some sort of backroom deal with all the corporations that will benefit from the fallout of raising minimum wage.
    If this disastrous plan is put into action, look for all the democrats who have suddenly made a fortune from their investments.
    This is the sort of thing that people should be thrown in jail for.

  • Lisa Montez

    The dems know that the cost of living in Mississippi is just as high as in California. Right? . . . Right? . . . Hello!?

  • anonymous4u4me

    The wage hikes are part of an agenda and will only end poorly for all. Lets look at the wage hike in Oregon or Washington state recently, where they demonstrated for higher wages I believe it was $14.00 per hour at fast food places, after a short period of time they were given the hike, but little did those demonstrating know who had instigated the entire thing was the food industry itself, using this to later explain they were losing money, and in came the kiosk and now robots doing even more. This is an agenda to get more people out of work by using such so they will become dependent on the government and controlled even more by it. The democrats are very good at doing this and their voters are easily led to such. Soon you will see more and more jobs being replaced under the program and robots used for almost everything. When you are controlled by the govt. and they tell you to jump in order to keep your programs, you will do so or else, and that is when they take over your lives completely, making you except something like a chip, or go to a camp, or perhaps remove your children and more. You will get this vaccination your life can and will be terminated for almost any reason. The world population must be reduced according to these sick sucks in order to sustain it. Researching to prove this is not difficult, one might start with the Georgia guide stones, or the Bible, or some things that were written long ago and were told they are not real like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This wage hike is going to effect the entire population in a negative way, for anything they offer that sounds good or for some good reason always ends bad. If you don’t think it will effect you, then your dead wrong for one only need to understand the domino effect. The end result will be a one world govt. a one world currency, a one world religion, a one world language, all if which can be understood by agenda 21 and the United Nations, (major tool of Satan). For those that don’t believe in the war that has been going on between Satan and God, I pity you. You fight this by not going to self checkouts to save time, you do not put the shopping cart back in the holder, you do not go to banking without using a human teller, you refuse to use anything that takes away a human from a job. It might cost you some of what you call your precious time, but better then losing all in the long run. Stop doing business with large chains and most all of corporate america, get back to mom and pop. This is a battle in the one and only war that has ever existed and it started when the planet was formed,

  • Vernon Bennett

    well does not congress and the senate exempt themselves for the laws they write for the common people?