Yesterday, conservative figure Candace Owens tore into Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Owen points out AOC’s naivety in pushing for a minimum wage increase this week.
Ocasio-Cortez shamed Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough for stating that minimum wage increase should not be a part of the coronavirus relief package.
In a Tweet Tuesday, Cortez describes a minimum wage hike to $15 as a “deep compromise”.
It is utterly embarrassing that “pay people enough to live” is a stance that’s even up for debate.
Override the parliamentarian and raise the wage. McD’s workers in Denmark are paid $22/hr + 6 wks paid vacation. $15/hr is a deep compromise – a big one, considering the phase in.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2021
The Daily Wire reports:
MacDonough stated on February 25 that inserting the minimum wage requirement did not meet the reconciliation guidelines, which Democrats are using to pass their relief plan. “The reconciliation process places a number of restrictions on what policy measures can be included in the legislation,” The Wall Street Journal explained. “It also allows Democrats to pass the legislation without GOP support, provided that they lose no votes among their own ranks.”
In response to Ocasio-Cortez’s reference to Denmark, The Daily Mail noted, “Denmark does not have a federally mandated minimum wage. Instead, it has a strong trade union presence where individual industries and workers negotiate fair salaries on a sector-by-sector basis.”
Owens said in an interview with Sean Hannity, “I will say this. With AOC you never let facts get in the way of a good story. You know what I mean? That is her motto. Personally, I think we should give her the Nobel prize in economics. If we’ve got Andrew Cuomo winning an Emmy for his coronavirus briefings, despite the fact that he was allowing people to die, why not award AOC the Nobel prize in economics.”
Nation Review’s David Harsanyi reported:
The most obvious problem with Ocasio-Cortez’s contention is that Denmark, like other Scandinavian nations, doesn’t have a statutory minimum wage. Industries and workers engage in sector-by-sector salary negotiations, which might well undermine intra-industry competition, but which is a much better idea than the flat national-wage floor being peddled by Democrats. So, this popular progressive talking point about Denmark’s miracle middle-class fast-food worker doesn’t make much sense to begin with.
Especially when one considers that the per capita income in the United States is virtually the same as in Denmark — quite a feat given that we’re a pluralistic nation of around 330 million people that naturalizes another 900,000 people every year, many from poor nations, and that Denmark is a homogeneous country of fewer than 6 million citizens that, in recent years, has effectively shut down its borders to poor immigrants.
Cortez does not consider so many factors that make the United States vastly different from Denmark.
But then again, what is new…
People in Denmark and in the US make practically have the same quality of living and economic wellbeing.
As Owens points out, the facts simply do not matter, and Cortez knows that.
Pick up an economic book AOC… You may learn something.
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