On Tuesday, Democrats in the House and the Senate reintroduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “No person in America can make it on $8, $10 or $12 an hour.”
Many lawmakers do not support the increase, believing that increasing the wage could hurt small businesses and possibly reduce employment. However, a Congressional Budget Office analysis found that raising the wage would decrease poverty, bringing 1.3 million Americans above the poverty line.
If the Raise the Wage Act passes, it will boost the federal minimum wage to $9.50. From there, the rate would continue to increase every year until it reaches $15 in 2025. The Act would also eliminate the tipped minimum wage for restaurant service employees and the youth minimum wage and lower minimum wages for workers with disabilities.
Once the news hit Twitter after NBC Politics tweeted a screenshot of the bill, users immediately rejoiced.
Twitter seeing the minimum wage will be raised to $15 vs after reading “ by 2025 “ pic.twitter.com/aXJtGhL1t2
— John (@iam_johnw) January 26, 2021
JUST IN: House and Senate Democrats introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025. pic.twitter.com/yW9hGZmmYK
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 26, 2021
By 2025…just in time for next election. Y'all have been had!!! pic.twitter.com/jRRrtu2nGY
— Aaron L (@Gold_Bugg) January 26, 2021
why are people praising this? the fight for $15 began in 2012. by 2025 the minimum wage will need to be far higher https://t.co/D7Bia07PG1
— kit duckworth (@cgduckworth) January 26, 2021
Do shitlibs really believe a $15 minimum wage hike By 2025 is adequate!?
Unreal. The fight for 15 started over a decade ago for fucks sake
Its been outdated.
— Nick is a Dr. Cornel West Democrat 🥋 (@SocialistMMA) January 26, 2021
lmao by 2025 $15/hr is going to be a poverty wage https://t.co/NJmtlfnxD4
— yankee doodle best song of all time (@OfficialBrohoss) January 26, 2021
they really said “$15 minimum wage….by 2025” pic.twitter.com/RSRaAzK6cF
— Millennial Grandma🎄Black Lives Matter (@MillennialGran7) January 26, 2021
wage from $7.25
to $15 By 2025 pic.twitter.com/n1hc8HbIMW
— BluRay𝔸ngel (@BluRayAngel) January 26, 2021
by 2025 we should be at $25/hr… https://t.co/NedhFyOZb5
— Yannise Jean (@yjeanwrites) January 26, 2021