Daily Clips: April 23rd, 2015

Democrats Are Rallying Around $12 Minimum Wage
New York Times – Noam Scheiber.

Even Senator Schumer (hardly a bastion of progressivism) is behind the increase of the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 to $12 by 2020. “The politics, substance and morality coincide to make it a winner issue for us in 2016,” Senator Schumer said. “It appeals not just to the people who would benefit,” he added. “Polling data shows it appeals to middle-class people, people of high income.”
The Guardian – Bertrand Olotra
 
What a sad story. Here’s a guy who works his butt off and has “done everything that politicians say you need to do to get ahead and stay ahead.” And yet, even though he works seven days a week and puts in 70 hour weeks, he can’t manage to pay rent, buy school supplies for his kids or even put food on the table. If you have that sort of work ethic and drive, there is no way you should be having to buy food stamps.
Politico – Adam Lerner
 
There’s no summary that would do justice to the stupidity of Jindal’s piece. So without further ado, Bobby Jindal everybody: “Hollywood and the media elite are hostile to our values and they tip the scales to our liberal opponents at every opportunity,” wrote Jindal. “Liberals have decided that if they can’t win at the ballot box, they will win in the boardroom. It’s a deliberate strategy. And it’s time for corporate America to make a decision.” 

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.