The special ignorance that is Southern state politics.
Senator Manchin did not oppose his fabulously wealthy CEO daughter raising the price of EpiPens by 461%, literally harming people who need emergency epinephrine – while giving herself a 671% pay raise to $9,150 per hour. Her and her Daddy sleep well in multi-million dollar homes that West Virginians who earn $8.75 per hour – and even people earning $15 an hour cannot afford.
Doesn’t every “Average Joe” own a $700,000 65-foot yacht?
Doesn’t every “Average Joe” live in a $10 million MANCHIN MANSION?
Joe “Ten Million Dollar” Manchin works hard for BIG CORPORATIONS and doesn’t give a damn about the poor people in his state and across America.
By the way, how in the hell did Joe “Ten Million Dollar” Manchin earn $10 million dollars working as a Senator from the third poorest state in the USA, West Virginia?
During his talk, Manchin specifically took aim at Sanders for continuing to push for a $15 minimum wage.
“We’ve been having meetings on minimum wage, and I can’t for the life of me understand why they don’t take a win on $11,” he said. “Bernie Sanders is totally committed in his heart and soul that $15 is the way to go. Well, it might be the way to go, Bernie, but it ain’t gonna go. You don’t have the votes for it. It’s not going to happen. So they’re going to walk away with their pride, saying we fought for $15, got nothing.”
Manchin said there are other Democrats who agree with him that “the path they’re going down is wrong.”
He added that he doesn’t think the minimum wage should be increased to more than $11, and he said there should still be a lower subminimum wage for workers who rely on tips.
“If it comes down to one person, I don’t believe it should be above $11, I don’t think the tipped wage should ever go above half of that,” Manchin said. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour, and the subminimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13. West Virginia has an $8.75 minimum wage, with a $2.62 tipped wage.