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A $15 Minimum Wage Doesn't Belong in a COVID-Relief Plan

Added 01-19-21 07:04:07am EST - “It's hard to argue that this hike has more than a tangential relationship to the problems caused by the pandemic.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “A $15 Minimum Wage Doesn’t Belong in a COVID-Relief Plan | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden has repeatedly promised to unite the country and bring Americans from across the political spectrum together to address the grave problems we face as a nation. The inclusion of a partisan poison pill in the sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal that the president-elect unveiled last week is another reminder that he may have an unusually divisive notion of unity.

Alongside some relatively uncontroversial funding for vaccine distribution, COVID testing, and the like, Biden’s proposal includes eminently debatable but at least “on-topic” funding for mass “stimulus” checks, expanded unemployment benefits, and (to give the president-elect the benefit of the doubt) …

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