“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said [see video below] the push for a $15 minimum wage is in response to millions of Americans living in poverty who are struggling or unable to meet basic needs,” according to The Hill.
“‘Any person who thinks that a $15 minimum wage is a crazy socialist agenda is living in a dystopian capitalist nightmare,’ Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday evening on MSNBC. ‘People are sleeping in their cars, they can’t afford baby formula … it is deeply, deeply shameful that we are even having this conversation.’ [emphasis added]
“Ocasio-Cortez also responded to comments made by Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), a moderate Democrat, who has said he would not vote for a minimum wage increase of $15 and that $11 would be more appropriate for his state.
“‘His own constituents believe in a $15 minimum wage,’ Ocasio-Cortez said. ‘In almost every pocket of this country you cannot afford rent if you are making minimum wage. And in America, if you are working a full-time job, you should be able to afford to live.” [emphasis added]
Watch the video below of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and share your thoughts. Do you agree with her that Americans deserve a $15 per hour minimum wage? Why or why not?