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 …