Despite Ruling That Minimum Wage Hike Is Against Rules, Pelosi Vows To Keep It In COVID Bill

Rules? Pfffft. Rules are for Other People, not Democrats

Pelosi vows to keep minimum wage provision in House bill; Harris could act

The Senate’s chief parliamentarian ruled Thursday that a federal minimum wage hike should not be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, but that seemed to do little to deter House Democrats from pursuing the plan — against impossible odds.

In a statement obtained by Fox News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough’s decision “disappointing.” Pelosi, like most Democrats, insisted that the wage-hike provision be kept in the bill and said it would “remain in the American Rescue Plan on the Floor tomorrow.”

Vice President Harris, as president of the Senate, can override the parliamentarian’s ruling, but the move is considered unlikely. Ron Klain, President Biden’s chief of staff, said in an interview this week that a Harris override was “not something we would do.”

MacDonough’s decision was seen as a devastating blow by the chamber’s nonpartisan arbiter to the Democrat cause. Senate Democrats wanted to avoid having to deal with a Republican filibuster and employ a process called budget reconciliation. Under the process, Democrats would be able to pass the bill in the Senate with a simple majority. But budget reconciliation comes with additional rules, including what provisions can be added to these bills.

The NY Times reports that this is a “critical defeat for Democrats in their bid to preserve China Joe’s $1.9 trillion bill as it cut a crucial piece backed by Progressives (nice Fascists)”. Excitable Rachel Maddow at MSDNC is freaking out about Republicans trying to kill the minimum wage hike that most Americans want. Isn’t there an old saying about the People voting themselves money? In this case, it wouldn’t be from the public treasury, but, from Other People’s businesses. Which would lead to reduced hours, reduced jobs, no overtime, more part time positions, fewer perks, cost of goods/services increases, and more.

Let me ask: if a $15 minimum wage increase is just so darned popular, why is that the Democrats have to include it in a bill that is so partisan that they have to attempt to pass it by using the shady reconciliation form? If it’s so darned popular, why not with a simple stand alone bill? Why would they blow off the Senate Parliamentarian ruling that explicitly states that it would be against the rules? Put it up for a separate vote. Have a debate on the House and Senate floors.

Because there are lots of things in the COVID relief bill that really doesn’t have that much in COVID relief in it. Unless you work for the federal government

Let’s have a debate on that, too.

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12 Responses to “Despite Ruling That Minimum Wage Hike Is Against Rules, Pelosi Vows To Keep It In COVID Bill”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    During a House debate ahead of a vote on the passage of the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) took the floor and announced that he was going to start out his speech with “the truth.”

    He then read from Deuteronomy 22:5 in the Old Testament:

    “A woman must not wear men’s clothing nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this,” he read aloud.

    “Now, this verse isn’t concerned about clothing styles, but with people determining their own sexual identities,” he said. “It’s not clothing or personal style that offends God, but rather the use of one’s appearance to act out or take on a sexual identity different from the one biologically assigned by God at birth.”

    Evangelical conservative christianists using their so-called gods as created by stone-age goatherders to discriminate and hate. It’s what they do.

    Their symbol:

    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

    • Kye says:

      “….or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

      And yet you constantly call for limiting the free exercise of Christianity and go out of your way to insult Christians and portray them as “stone-age goatherders”. Why? Because you have a fight with God? Or because you and your fascist comrades refuse to accept that there are TWO sexes, no more and no less and to deny that TRUTH is to not just deny God but to deny the SCIENCE He created. You are a science denier (as I previously explained) and a heathen, hateful fascist. And once again you project your own hate onto others. Lowering the standards of humanity and kneeling to perversion is not love. It is ignoring people who need our help and that is a definition of hate. You can’t stand the Truth because you’d have to accept God.

      From The Truth Crisis by Francis W. Porretto

      It’s not transgenderism per se but the politicization of transgenderism – making it into a evangelistic campaign that demands complete acceptance from the rest of us, including the denial of the genetic realities – that has shattered that peace. [It is likewise the same with Red Plague, Masks, Lockdowns, Man Made Climate Change, abortion, Immigration and many other politicized topics. ]

      [Now let’s look ]at the supreme controversy of the day: the 2020 presidential election. Here is the evidence that supports the proposition that the election was stolen:

      1. Truckloads of late ballots driven from state to state at night;
      2. Ballots in suitcases without a provenance, much less a chain of custody;
      3. Ballot-counting places boarding up their windows to prevent witnesses from watching activity;
      4. Republican poll watchers forcibly excluded from watching the ballot counting;
      5. Over 1,000 sworn affidavits by witnesses to various kinds and degrees of vote fraud;
      6. Huge batches of ballots (many thousands per batch) received after the acceptance deadline that
      contained only a vote for Biden and no other votes;
      7. Mailed ballots that lacked any postmark;
      8. Mailed ballots that came from fictitious addresses;
      9. Refusal by election officials to grant auditors access to ballots and / or voting machines;
      10. Biden prevailed in only 470 out of 3300 counties, yet received more votes than any candidate in history.

      To me and to many others in the Right, this looks conclusive. The Democrats, accordingly, are doing their damnedest to prevent the discussion of this evidence, or of the unwillingness of election officials and courts at various levels to examine the evidence and rule on it. To this date, no court has been willing to look at the evidence. Only one has issued an order compelling election officials to grant access to the ballots and counting machines – and the results favor the conclusion that massive fraud, well beyond the margin of victory, took place.
      Now, I could be wrong. I could be completely misinformed about all the above. But whatever the case, there is an underlying objective reality…and the Left doesn’t want it to be examined or discussed.
      This is a truth crisis that could result in the destruction of the Republic. It’s already persuaded at least 40% of the country that the presidency was stolen. What reason, therefore, do those four-in-ten Americans have to respect the “president” or to pay the slightest attention to his many decrees? Yet the Left and the media tell us that demanding an inquiry is what will make people distrust federal authority and destabilize the country.
      A campaign by Smith to silence opponent Jones is a reliable indicator of fear: fear that what Jones will say will be damaging to Smith. It certainly doesn’t suggest that Smith is confident in his position. And if there are facts available to be examined that Smith resists examining, the case against him goes from damaging to damning.

      Elwood, you are Smith the liar, cheater and corrupt.

      • david7134 says:

        All those points are good and true. But the proof is that Biden told his followers, all 10, that he did not need their votes as he had the best voter fraud organization ever. And then there is the matter of rule changes in the contested states that were not oked by the legal process, because of a minor illness. That is all the proof necessary.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        You don’t have to accept transgendered, you just can’t discriminate against them legally.

        You can’t demand that someone disappear just because their existence conflicts with your religious beliefs. Their existence does not violate your constitutional right to practice your religion and to hate others.

        Not sure why you would even care, but that’s what christian fascists do. They want everyone to subscribe to their beliefs.

        We didn’t call christians stone-age goatherders, we said their beliefs derive from stone-age goatherders.

        Your so-called evidence of election fraud hasn’t held up, has it? Most US states have GOP majority legislatures. Why haven’t they fixed this travesty?? Because it doesn’t exist. CPUKE plans to make this THE issue as they try to resurrect the bloated Orange Corpse of their god-king.

        BTW, counties don’t vote, people do. You may not like it, but the vote of a Black guy in Philly is equal to the vote of a white guy in rural Bumfukt, PA.

    • Est1950 says:

      Evangelical Christians are no less disconcerting to the world than the Radicals who would sexually disfigure a little girl or little boy because they can.

      Studies show that Transgenders are 19x’s more likely to commit suicide than the norm. 98 percent of all children who feel they need a sex change grow out of that need by late teenage years which then makes them NOT PART of the 19x’s or more precisely 43 percent more likely to commit suicide than the norm.

      I have no issues with Transgenders who as adults or late teens choose to make the transition. I do have a problem with our government making it legal for a 9 year old to undergo sex changes without even needing to consult with mom and dad.

      In regard to that. The medicines used to make the hormonal changes prove are unproven and have no long term studies to prove their safety.

      And yet:

      The left was apoplectic over the use of Hydroxycholorquin as untested and untried in the treatment of COVID-19.

      Rather surprising that they would let children take drugs to change their sex without years of double blind testing to prove they are safe and yet scream to high heaven about hydroxychloroquin as being UNPROVEN and untested in treating Covid.

      Transgenders are a real problem for the gay community. They alone have taken the eye off the ball for the Gay community and even gays themselves openly despite Transgenders. It is not a mutually exclusive thing.

      Meanwhile radical leftists use their GODS to disfigure little boys and girls to push discrimination and hate on those that are appalled at hurting children. Hate is for sure what they do. They don’t care about Transgenders. It is simply another way in which to force the right to swat flies…ala Cloward and Piven and Saul Alinsky strategies.

  2. Jl says:

    The Equality Act also gives federal protection to male athletes that identify as women that want to participate in women’s sports. What do have against women’s rights, J?

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Irony is now spelled B-I-D-E-N.
    Six days late but who’s counting…

    Biden Rescues Texas With . . . Oil
    The feds dispatch diesel generators to ease the Lone Star deep freeze.

    Heckuva job Joey!

    BWAHA! Lolgf

  4. david7134 says:

    Your image depicts the Iron Cross. This is an honored symbol of bravery irrespective of country. In WWI, many Jewish men won this cross and were proud of the fact. The cross itself goes back to Medieval times when Christianity was the way of life. Now, you are trying to irritate people with the Nazi symbol, this is also a Buddhist symbol with some alteration. But the implication is the evil that is associated with Hitler. But, once again, you show your stupidity and lack of knowledge. You see, Hitler and his buds were SOCIALIST, just like you and john desire for our country. As such, you sum up the ultimate result of what happens when a country becomes SOCIALIST. By the way, Hitler and crew were against religion, much like you and john. Their hatred of Jews had nothing to do with the traditional anti-Semitism of east Europe. They were assisted by Catholics, but only to the extent that Catholics were trying to avoid their own persecution, which would have occurred given time as that is what SOCIALIST do. You are one dumb person.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Relax davo,

      Just a little joke portraying the christian right as Nazis. No big deal. Get used to it. After all, Teach uses fascist/communist imagery all the time to depict libs. Grow a sense of humor.

      Why are you offended by the iron cross and swastika??

      • david7134 says:

        Sorry Jeff, I am not into being traumatized by image as liberals seem to be. But I am amazed at you utter stupidity and your desire to demonstrate it to the world. I realize you were trying to harm someone but you demonstrated the true face of SOCIALISM.

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