Kamala Harris attacked after declining to overrule Senate on minimum wage hike

In their push for a new, $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, House Democrats have long insisted on adding an increase in the federal minimum wage in the legislation, but on Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian opined that procedural rules prevent it from being included in the bill.

Now that Vice President Kamala Harris and the White House have indicated an unwillingness to overrule that determination, far-left members of Congress are voicing their outrage, as the Washington Examiner reports, with some even calling for the parliamentarian’s ouster.

Earlier in the week, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough advised that a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 does not meet the complex requirements that apply to budget bills, and which Democrat leaders believed would permit the hike to pass with just 51 votes, as NPR reported.

In response, multiple legislators floated a potential workaround, namely that Vice President Harris, in her role as president of the Senate, could overrule that finding and ensure that the minimum wage increase stayed in the bill.

Among those on the left arguing for Harris to exercise such authority was Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who took to Twitter to decry the ability of an “unelected parliamentarian” to “deprive 32 million Americans the raise they deserve.”

In anticipation of the possibility that MacDonough would find as she did, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain remarked earlier in the week that if the wage increase was disallowed from inclusion in the relief bill, overruling her opinion was “not something we would do,” according to The Hill.

To the disappointment of many in his party, Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that while the administration was disappointed that the minimum wage provision could not be included in the bill, “[Biden] respects the parliamentarian’s decision and the Senate’s process,” in an indication that Vice President Harris would follow suit.

Angry responses from members of the far-left congressional “Squad” were swift and sure, with both Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) going public with calls for the MacDonough to be relieved of her duties, as Fox News reported.

With senators such as Bernie Sanders (I-VT) continuing to explore alternative ways of achieving a minimum wage increase in this relief package – such as offering an amendment that would eliminate tax deductions for companies refusing to pay employees at least $15 per hour – it remains to be seen whether the Democrats will have no choice but to take no for an answer.

 
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  1. Too bad Kamel-Toe wasn’t chased with a ball peen hammer. That would have made a great impression with the real American voters. Put it in Joe’s hand while he’s sleeping and shake him awake saying “GOOD JOB”

  2. We need Trump back in the white house now. Get rid of Kamala, Obama, and Pelosi and Omar. All these people are crooks and liars. We need people in office who are going to look out for the Americans. Get the aliens and communist and terroist out of here. Send them back home. America can not afford to support outsiders. Trump made America Great. He supported our military ,christians and all of the americans. We need him back to clean out the white house. GOD BLESS AMERICA and THE TRUMP FAMILY! We miss you!

  3. Cortez and Omar ( the anti-semite) should be kicked out! They do NOTHING for our country! They are parasites, just like Piglosi! Time to eradicate the rats out of our government!

  4. Could this be a smoke screen to get peoples attention away from HR-5??
    HR-5 is worse than anything this administration has tried so far.

  5. I REMEMBER MANY YEARS AGO DEMOCRATS WERE FOR UNION AND WORKERS .I WAS A UNION WORKER I AM RETIRED AND I DONT VOTE FOR THEM ANY MORE

  6. SO America if you didnt vote fort corrupt Biden as many other say as well as myself who didn’t vote for delusional ,demented old man Biden how the hell did he get into the W/H ?!?!??

  7. One more thing: $100 mill to build a subway for Silicone Valley, where Google, Facebook and Twitter are located. They’re worth $5 TRILLION. Let them buy their own subway! Again, why should we pay taxes for THEM?

  8. Know what else is in that bill$ Federal workers who have to pay increased child care costs due to COVID get $1400 A WEEK for 20 weeks. They also get the $1400 we all get, but none of us get that $1400 a week. Why are our taxes paying for their childcare?

  9. Harris shows some spunk.
    Bleeding hearts, the average senior on Social Security makes $7.95/hr and only qualifies for $67/mo in food stamps. That’s 55 million people and Congress couldn’t care less about them.

  10. I don’t care what anyone says Joe Biden is not the president of the United States and Kamala Harris is not the vice president of the United States. End of story!

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  11. why dont our so called elected officials give up half or two thirds of their pay, for a change to help us poor voters, instead of just ignoring us

  12. $15 minimum wage increase cannot be included in a bill using budget reconciliation because there is absolutely nothing having to do with the federal budget that funds the minimum wage, it is only private employers who would pay it, not the Federal government. Budget reconciliation only applies to federal budget items that require federal expenditures. The Senate Parliamentarian is entirely correct.

  13. NO ONE THAT RAN FOR A FEDERAL OFFICE ON THE DEMOCRATIC BALLOT “WON”!
    IT WAS SUCH AN ELEMENTARY MESS THAT IT WAS OBVIOUSLY ARRANGED BY DEMOCRATS!

    I BELIEVE BETWEEN THE DEMS & THE MEDIA
    THE ELECTION WAS A TRAVESTY BY THOSE EXPERIENCED ANTI-AMERICAN, HOSTILE
    FEDERAL CRIMINALS!
    THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY?
    That is because the horses cannot survive without their regular way of living !
    Cheating is all the federal Dems know!

  14. just wondering how this country with being closed down for some time will have the money to support the 15.00 wages ? ? ? for one thing give the businesses time to recoop and then maybe they might think about it–but in all reality’s we as a country cant support it — but then the looney DemocRATS live in a phony unreal world and have for some time — time to come back to live in the real world not everyone is a congress member who can live high on the HOG–

  15. If I could have taken my SS money and invested it myself, I would have been pretty well off. The govt pissed away most of my SS and keeps wanting to waste more of it.

    1. That would’ve made too much sense, Louis !
      But see, these kommies think that we are too stupid to be able to decide what’s good for us, so they must do that !!! … they really care for us, the red necks …

  16. The entire bill should be scrapped and replaced by a truly resonsive bill that will ONLY address Covid-19 and stimulate the economy directly. We don’t receive any benifit from funding National Arts and other Liberal pet projects. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs that is what is needed. other countrys can help themselves, they shouldn’t get a penny from the People of the U.S.

    1. Agree!!! The entire Bill is a fraud! So little for Covid!! Just want Democrats Happy is ridiculous. Dear Nancy you know would look out for Nancy, she even went and got her hair done when we could not leave our Apartment. Then the Bridge from New York to Canada for you know who!! The money for a foreign Country is not our problem! We have people here who have no idea where their next meal will be and may be sleeping in the streets. Let’s take care of our American Folks before all this PORK!!!!!!

  17. Thank you Kamala for making a decision in favor of the United States citizens. The ramifications of raising minimum wage to $15.00 would be staggering.

    1. Shouldn’t forget that her hubby is running a business that could go DOWN with such a Minimum Wage HIKE, so she did it out of SELF-INTEREST as usual – her hubby told her to vote DOWN on it……!!!!!!

  18. The Demorats want to whine and moan about Russia & their running the same style of Government, the four D’s approach to information warfare, dismiss,distort, distract and dismay idiots…

  19. glad to hear it, why should the tax payer flip this pay raise, it should be up to the employer, what will happen, they will have to raise their prices and then lay people off because they will lose business, now if they, (democrats), had this go through, then I think the social security should go up the same percentage rate for the retired and disabled.

    1. Thank You…. when you do ever get a raise in your Social Security, they raise yourMedicate payment they take out of yourSocial Security and it eats up the 1.6 %raise we were suppose to get. It’s hard to live on a fixed Income and after paying In to SS for the over 40 some years I worked, it is a big Joke what you do receive. It’s disgusting the way Our Country treats the elderly, disabled and Our Veterans who fought for Us so we could live in a free Country, but Biden and the rest of the democrats are taking that way from us and Our Freedom of Speech. We better wake up People and hope We get Our real President back who really won the election and lock up all the evil traitors in Washington. GOD BLESS THE USA. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

      1. I have been on social security for 17 years now. Every year my check gets smaller. But then again I only paid into SS for 65 years. What do you think my chances are of ever getting all of my money back?

  20. What about decreasing the amount of social security we get each year for the next ten years. I hear that’s in the bill.

    1. Well, Jean, we must always remember that the crowd of k0MMis that’s now in the WH and DC keep on saying that they are the ones who care for us, the “little guy” …

      So, that must be … part of it ( sarcastic) !!!!

    2. We have millionares on welfare,food stamps. Collecting social security. Jay leno for one. Hasn’t spent a penny of the millions from the TONIGHT SHOW. BUT TAKES SOCIAL SECURITY. 109 MILLION WHEN OBAMAO REGIME IN. OFFICE WENT ON SSDI. BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE THEMSELVES.VOUKDNT FIND A JOB. CROOKED LAWYERS AND LAWYER DOCTORS GOT THEM ACCEPTED, BIGGEST SCAM TOO DELIBERATLY DESTROY SS.

  21. Harris is a Crooked Bit*h and does not care how America and the economy gets ruined and how many jobs will be lost and Businesses put out of business because of the min. wage hike that at is stupid

    1. The far left is trying to send the wrong message to uninformed people who will believe they are being cheated out of a wage increase. I hope people will take the time to educate themselves regarding the harm it will do to small companies. Some of the same people might lose their jobs with the minimum wage increase.

  22. Note to writer, the United States has a congress, Congress men Congress women. We do not have a parliament in the United States of America and to say so is disrespectful to my country.

  23. I surprised but pleased that Harris at least chose to follow the rules. On the other hand I am not surprised she was attacked by the very one who attacked her , ildly surprised it was an actual physicalattack as the title implied it was

      1. I didn’t either. That raise would destroy small businesses. Only big business could afford that and they would likely hire less people to work twice as hard to maintain profits. People with college degrees would be earning the same. It is detrimental to our country that is presently struggling to survive. Hopefully, Harris will not bend to pressure. Biden isn’t even in charge of himself at this point.

        1. I would of loved too see the WH STAFF FACES. LAST WEEK WHEN SLOE JOE GOT LOOSE OUT OF WH. TOTAL PANIC, DID THEY FIRE HIS HANDLERS. I BET, DR JILL MADE SURE, IT WAS HIS NAP TIME , NOTICE HE SHUFFLES AND HAS GOTTEN. REAL THIN. STICK. MAN. EYES DONT MOVE OR BLINK,FACE. LOOKS OVER BOTOXED

        2. She can’t overturn, how do these democrats not understand the law. This proposal 100% was never going to make it through ever. It was simply a campaign promise they never had any intention of following through with cause they never could. Funny how that works how easy is it to trick the uneducated.

        1. The supreme court should be the fix yet somehow it is the problem. Amazing what our politicians can get away with. When I say ours I didn’t say ours by choice.

      2. I REMEMBER MANY YEARS AGO DEMOCRATS WERE FOR UNION AND WORKERS .I WAS A UNION WORKER I AM RETIRED AND I DONT VOTE FOR THEM ANY MORE

    1. Surprised. If the radicals don’t get what want, such as dimit AOC and her morons, lets fired the person in charge. Plain unmitigated gaul from the Democrats and the want unity hog wash. Power and more power is all they want. What a mess we have ourselves into voting for Biden & his band of unethical thief’s.

      1. Speak for yourself – I DIDNT VOTE FOR BIDEN and I am sure that you didn’t either nor did a majority of this country but in order for them to get to this point they had to rig the machines and push mail in voting that is corrupt. Typical democrats – cant win legally, then lie cheat steal and legislate yourselves into power. It will be short lived as the American people – those that pay attention and are effected everyday by the crap spewed out of the washington democrats – will render them useless and irrelevant in 2022 and 2024.

      2. There is NO WAY IN HELL that Slow Joe got more votes than President Trump!! Without cheating, of course!

    2. Three year olds throwing tantrums a they think laws and rules are for the slaves. LMAO. Harris,squad etc. Are pimples on a gnats @$$. They are no body. Just big blustering loud mouths, the democrats have always been criminals xx liars,THEIVES,cheats,traitors,drunks , druggies. NOTHING HAS CHANGEF, NOW THEY ARE GENOCIDAL INSANE

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