Biden bailing on the ‘fight for $15’?

Biden bailing on the ‘fight for $15’?

[Ed. – It’s not that he has come to his senses. He recently remarked that raising the minimum wage is good for the economy.]

Suddenly, it no longer looks as though Joe Biden’s biggest problem sits across the aisle. Why would the new president hint at bailing on the Left’s cornerstone social-justice issue just two weeks after taking office, and hours after winning the reconciliation battle? The Associated Press reports that Biden all but conceded that the minimum-wage hike to $15 would not survive as an element in his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package:

President Joe Biden laid out his case Friday for moving fast to pass $1.9 trillion in coronavirus relief, but even as he opened the door to proceeding without Republicans, he conceded that a key element of his plan — hiking the minimum wage to $15 per hour — was unlikely to become law. …

Biden’s speech solidified a marked shift in tone and strategy for a president who entered the White House pledging bipartisanship. …

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