House Democrats Unveil COVID-19 Relief Bill That Includes Direct Payments

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In a new development, House Democrats released the first text of a nearly 600-page COVID-19 relief bill. Their plan includes extending unemployment benefits at $400 a week through August, another round of direct payments, and a sliding increase in the minimum wage, up to $15 an hour after four years.

Another bill unveiled, probably going to get shot down for the $15/hr minimum wage they're asking for.
 
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The problem is the fact that not every job is worth $15/hr. If you want to make more money, you have to make yourself more marketable, get training/skills to improve your value for companies.

It will supposedly bring 900k out of poverty but it will do so at the cost of 1.4 million jobs.
 

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Instead of minimum wage, it should be the equal cost of modest living.
Minimum wage exists for high school and college kids to earn the skills to make a living. If you want to earn more money, work your way up management or try to switch careers or start your own business.
 

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Minimum wage exists for high school and college kids to earn the skills to make a living. If you want to earn more money, work your way up management or try to switch careers or start your own business.

Problem is you got people of older lifestyles taking those jobs to make ends meet.
 

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That's the conundrum. You can't raise the minimum wage to 15/hr or you're going to have more people who have higher skills and a stable work ethic taking the jobs since they lost theirs due to cuts to make ends meet with the budget.
 

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That's the conundrum. You can't raise the minimum wage to 15/hr or you're going to have more people who have higher skills and a stable work ethic taking the jobs since they lost theirs due to cuts to make ends meet with the budget.

easy thing to do would to be tie it to age, still if cost of living goes up, so should pay rates.
 

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