Hypocritical Nancy Pelosi demands $15 minimum wage
On February 27th, 2020, the House passed Biden's $1.9 trillion "relief" plan without including the $15 minimum wage. This was because the Senate parliamentarian ruled that including a minimum-wage hike in the bill doesn't comply with Senate budget rules.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wasted no time displaying her economic ignorance, promising that a $15 minimum wage was inevitable.
"It is therefore inevitable to all of us that the $15 minimum wage will be achieved, even if it is inconceivable to some, it is inevitable to us, and we will work diligently to shorten the distance between the inevitable and the inconceivable."
Nancy Pelosi went on to say, "The $7.25 minimum wage that exists now is, in many instances, in many instances, an exploitation of the American worker."
The seemingly empathetic motives behind the $15 minimum wage being pushed by Speaker Pelosi are sinister at worst, or at best, blatantly hypocritical.
The sinister motive for enacting a $15 minimum wage should not be overlooked. The higher the minimum wage rises, the more people are put out of legal employment. A worker who, for whatever reason, cannot find work at the minimum wage cannot legally put their labor on sale to increase employment opportunity. This results in more dependency on the state and more votes for socialist politicians like Nancy Pelosi.
While the sinister motive may seem far-fetched to some, it should be remembered what Nancy Pelosi said to Wolf Blitzer in an interview regarding Coronavirus relief back in October 2020. When being pressured by Wolf as to why the bill was being held up, Nancy at one point responded to Wolf with, "Have you fed them? We feed them, we feed them".
The hypocrisy of Nancy Pelosi's demands for an increased minimum wage was exposed in 2008 by libertarian documentarian Jan Helfeld. Helfeld asked Pelosi why it should be illegal for someone to sell their labor for less than the minimum wage, to which Nancy had no concrete answer. After being pressured to answer why she does not pay all of her interns the minimum wage, Pelosi abruptly ended the interview, telling Helfeld he "made a mistake" and proceeded to call on the guard to help end the interview.