AOC Says Minimum Wage Should Be $24 An Hour As Democrats Having Trouble Passing $15 Hike

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As Sen­ate Democ­rats try to fit a $15 min­i­mum wage hike into the $1.9 tril­lion dol­lar COVID relief pack­age, Rep. Alexan­dria Oca­sio-Cortez (D‑NY) crit­i­cized some Democ­rats for not sup­port­ing Progressive’s demand for the measure.
Say­ing that oppo­nents of the min­i­mum wage increase were “liv­ing in a dystopi­an cap­i­tal­ist night­mare,” AOC took it a step fur­ther on MSNBC.
She stat­ed that, “when you take the min­i­mum wage from sev­er­al decades ago and you actu­al­ly account for infla­tion and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty gains to today, it should real­ly be $24 an hour.”
She went on to say that Democ­rats must under­stand “how deep of a com­pro­mise $15 an hour is,” includ­ing a mul­ti-year phase in. 

“It is deeply, deeply shame­ful that we are even hav­ing this con­ver­sa­tion. When you take the minimum …

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