Rep. Jayapal Urges Dems ‘Go To The Mat’ Over $15 Min Wage

Jayapal appeared on The Cross Connection after the House approved the COVID relief bill with the minimum wage provision. She noted that the same Florida voters who went for Trump in November voted in a supermajority for a $15 minimum wage. She said that 27 million Americans would get a raise, including 30% of Black workers, 26% of Latino workers and 60% or more of women workers.

“So, this is a critically important issue for us to deliver on because voters trusted us,” Jayapal continued. “They said, ‘listen, if we give you the House, the Senate, and the White House, then you’re telling us you can deliver on this,’ and we are going to have to deliver.”

Jayapal called the ruling of the Senate parliamentarian against including the minimum wage hike in the COVID relief bill “advisory,” only. She said then-Vice President Hubert Humphrey disregarded such a ruling twice and then-Vice President Nelson Rockefeller did so once. “So, this is urgent and I believe the Senate should include it,” she added. She thought the bill would pass despite the reservations of Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and despite any Republican opposition because “that is the reality of how popular this minimum wage hike is.”

Then she made her plea.

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Larry Kudlow CPAC 2020: Don’t Worry About COVID, Do Worry About Socialism

As Donald Trump hid the severity of the coronavirus from the American people in February 2020, his chief economic advisor told the CPAC 2020 audience what the real threat to the public was.

Larry Kudlow began by claiming Trump took unprecedented and historic steps to protect the American people from the virus. (Over 500,000 dead, now, so far and counting.)

Kudlow, who is always wrong said, “[COVID] will turn out to be a low risk proposition, not a high risk proposition.”

Again, America has 500K dead Americans from COVID-19, and it’s still spreading throughout our nation as we try to get everyone vaccinated.

But back in 2020, what Larry Kudlow was really worried about was not the coronavirus at all. It was…you guessed it… Socialism!

Kudlow said the coronavirus won’t sink the economy, but socialism will. Larry dismissed COVID in favor of attacking a fictitious threat against our democracy.

How [not] prescient.

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Lefty Twitter Showers Racist, Sexist Abuse on WashPost Reporter for Hurting Tanden

Now that Joe Biden is president, leftists on Twitter have transformed from cheering reporters to jeering at reporters. Washington Post congressional reporter Seung Min Kim was subjected to online abuse after she asked Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) about a negative tweet from budget director-designate Neera Tanden. Murkowski was unfamiliar with the tweet, so Kim showed it to her. The lefties saw this as an attempt to sway Murkowski to vote against Tanden. Others that the media identify as swing votes — Senators Joe Manchin and Susan Collins — have already stated their opposition to her nomination. Joseph Choi at The Hill reported the criticism of Kim began after HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic tweeted an image:  .@seungminkim showing Murkowski an old Tanden tweet targeting her “High on my own supply? That’s interesting” pic.twitter.com/gdhaYpQuvf
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) February 24, 2021 In the 2017 tweet, Tanden sneered that Murkowski was “high on your own supply,” writing, “You know, we know, and everyone knows this is all garbage.” She quote-tweeted Murkowski arguing for a lower corporate tax rate.  “High on my own supply, that’s interesting. Should I ask her? My own supply of what? See that goes to show how much homework I still have to do on her if I didn’t even know that she had sent out a tweet about me,” Murkowski replied after being shown the tweet. (The phrase is best-known from the movie Scarface, where Al Pacino deals cocaine.) Kim later posted some of the abuse that she had received via email due to the photo. One email she shared told her to “Go back to China bitch.” Kim is Korean-American. One person labeled Kim a “snitch” for supposedly messing up “another POC nomination on behalf of whites.” Washington Post national editor Steven Ginsberg issued a statement coming to Kim’s defense. “What she did was basic journalism,” he said. “No one should have to deal with the hate that has been directed at Seung Min. She did her job and she did it well, like she always does. We could not be prouder that she is our colleague and a reporter for The Washington Post.”  Latest statement from Washington Post National Editor @stevenjay on the harassment of reporter Seung Min Kim pic.twitter.com/2mXpshvYlZ
— Kristine Coratti Kelly (@kriscoratti) February 25, 2021 Sen. Rob Portman reminded Tanden at one confirmation hearing You wrote that Susan Collins is ‘the worst’, that Tom Cotton is a fraud, that vampires have more heart than Ted Cruz, you called Leader McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch’ and Voldemort.”  New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a column for Sunday’s paper that began: “I’ve been waiting for this moment. The moment when some on the left would react indignantly to journalists doing their job.” Dowd claimed liberals need to “relearn the lesson that reporters don’t — or shouldn’t — suit up for the blue team.” She said “They loathe Fox News but assume that the mainstream media are basically on their side.” Imagine that! Some Washington reporters have been worried about this for some time, that the left would “work the refs,” as one put it, and turn on the media and attack if they dared to report something that could endanger the Republic (a.k.a. hurt a Democrat). But the role of the press in a functioning democracy is as watchdog, not partisan attack dog. Politicians have plenty of people spinning for them. They don’t need the press doing that, too. Believe me, you want us on that wall. That’s a beautiful thought, Maureen. But anyone paying attention to the press can see they’re mostly acting as Biden’s publicists, happily quoting him and explaining him and making him look good. The “refs” don’t need to be worked hard. They aren’t really “refs.”

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