Disgusting Pile of Joe Manchin

The special ignorance that is Southern state politics.

West Virginia is the third poorest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $23,450 – yet Joe “Ten Million Dollar” Manchin fights and opposes $15 per hour and opposes his constituents receiving federal dollars. I wonder if Joe Manchin would still oppose raising the minimum wage from West Virginia’s $8.75 an hour to a federal $15 min. wage if Manchin had to leave his $10 million mansion and $700,000 65-foot yacht behind to go live in the streets of West Virginia on $250 per week, like every other West Virginian earning their min. wage of $8.75 per hr.

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?

Full-time employment is usually considered between 30-40 hours a week, while part-time employment is usually less than 30 hours a week. … The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has no definition for part-time or full-time employment, and employers may determine their own definitions. The minimum wage in West Virginia is $8.75 per hour; a 32-hour work week averages out to $280 per week BEFORE TAXES. How can a person afford a place to live, food and gas on $1,000 per month in West Virginia?

“It Might Be The Way To Go, Bernie, But It Ain’t Gonna Go”

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.