(DINO) Dems To The Poor,“G

Former War-Hero and Arizona US Senator John McCain will for­ev­er be remem­bered for his valiant vote to keep health care for mil­lions of Americans in need.
The late Senator was a Republican, and so I did not share his polit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy. Nevertheless, I respect­ed the hell out of the man. He was a man who demon­strat­ed char­ac­ter, and courage, not just as a POW in Vietnam, but as a Senator who stood on prin­ci­ple as a Presidential can­di­date who ran a clean cam­paign before Sarah Palin was brought in sup­pos­ed­ly to save his cam­paign and brought with her the raw uncut Racism that is evi­dent in the coun­try today.

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This is Arizona US Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, reg­is­ter­ing her ‘NO’ vote in a style rem­i­nis­cent of John Mccain’s no vote against the skin­ny repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
US Senator makes about $174 000, in salary; they are ser­vants of the peo­ple. A $15-per hour for the peo­ple at the bot­tom would essen­tial­ly mean an annu­al salary of rough­ly $31,000 annually.
Even if the $15 per hour were passed, it would be phased in over a four-year peri­od, max­ing out in 2024.
By the time work­ers at that lev­el receive the $15-per hour, infla­tion will have already eat­en away the increase.
The Federal min­i­mum wage has not been increased since 2009.
Yet, here is a pub­lic ser­vant who is earn­ing $174,000 at tax-pay­ers expense, in tone-deaf Marie Antionette fash­ion, flip­pant­ly gives the thumbs down to an increase that over four years would give peo­ple strug­gling to pay rent and buy food a $31,000 annu­al salary.
And she did so while decked out in the lat­est couture.

Former Massassachutes Democratic Senator, the late Ted Kennedy once asked Republicans in an impas­sioned out­burst of anger, “what is it about poor peo­ple that you hate so much”?
Sadly, if Senator Kennedy were here, he would have to ask Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Jean Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Jon Tester, Tom Carper, Chris Coons, (Angus King, inde­pen­dent ) the same question.
With Democrats like these, where do pro­gres­sives go to get par­i­ty in a coun­try that long ceased being a Democracy, and has for all intents been a plutocracy?

The con­sen­sus for vot­ing against rais­ing the min­i­mum wage is that busi­ness­es can­not pay the increased wages; there is no cred­i­ble data that proves that busi­ness­es would suf­fer; in fact, there is evi­dence to the contrary.
Like Republicans, the (DINO) Democrats threw their sup­port to busi­ness, effec­tive­ly telling tens of mil­lions of Americans strug­gling to pay rent and feed their fam­i­lies, ‘go to hell’.

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Mike Beckles is a for­mer Police Detective, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, black achiev­er hon­oree, and cre­ator of the blog mike​beck​les​.com.