The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of Newsbroke on AJ+ and The Bitchuation Room podcast, to break down today’s top news stories.
Biden addresses Amazon workers fighting to unionize. Trump returns to CPAC to deliver his first speech since leaving the White House. A CPAC straw poll reveals Trump’s continued hold on the party. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo responds to recent harassment allegations against him. Senate Democrats abandon their backup plan to increase the minimum wage through a tax penalty.
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Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com./us-policy/2021/02/28/minimum-wage-backup-plan-biden-stimulus/
"Senior Democrats are abandoning a backup plan to increase the minimum wage through a corporate tax penalty, after encountering numerous practical and political challenges in drafting their proposal over the weekend, according to two people familiar with the internal deliberations.
On Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian said that the $15-an-hour minimum wage included in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan was inadmissible under the rules Democrats are using to pass the bill through the Senate."
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