Liberal Logic [VIDEO]: CA Rep Barbara Lee Says Raise State Minimum Wage To $26 An Hour

May 5, 2014 3:16 pmViews: 704

California's Barbara Lee


There's no better illustration why a $10.10 an hour minimum wage is a bad idea than the video below where California Rep. Barbara Lee suggests that the California minimum wage could be raised to $26 an hour without hurting small businesses.

Once you cross the line into the absurd notion that everyone working is supposed to get an purposely ill defined "living wage" as a minimum wage, then you descend further into fantasy such as Lee did when she said that a $26 an hour minimum wage was not an unfeasible idea.

Well, if we can pay someone $26 per hour to flip burgers, why not pay them $1,026 an hour to flip burgers, or why not $10,026 an hour? Where does this insanity stop?

Is there any liberal that can think at all on this issue or are they just content repeating soundbites?

Read more below from CBS Local DC and watch the video of typical liberal madness after that:

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said that she supports raising minimum wage in the state of California to $26 an hour, adding that she doesn’t think such a hike would hurt small business owners.

Speaking on CNN’s “Crossfire,” the California Democrat disagreed with Republican congressmen looking to keep minimum wage the same, or in one case, to be abolished as a whole.

Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., said on the show that the national minimum wage “should be left where it is,” and definitely not raised. He added that if “states want to increase it, or cities,” then they should have that opportunity at the local level.

One Republican congressman has called for an abolishment of minimum wage completely, with Sen. Tom Coburn saying, “I don’t believe there ought to be a national minimum wage. That’s my position.” [...]

But Lee — who noted that she was a small business owner of a 300-plus person company prior to coming to Congress — said that minimum wages need to be increased significantly.

“In California, more than likely, from what I remember, a living wage – where people could live and take care of their families, and move toward achieving the American Dream was about $25, $26 an hour.”

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