Well, that didn’t take long. Barely 30 days into Joe Biden’s administration and Progressives are already having buyer’s remorse.
Progressive Democrats are feeling shafted by Joe Biden, after the president shied away from fighting the Senate for a minimum wage hike, but launched missiles at Syria.
Not only that Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonoughm put the kibosh on the Democrats’ proposed $15 national minimum wage increase.
MacDonough, a Democrat who serves as a referee of sorts in the upper house, ruled that it couldn’t be included in President Biden’s bloated white-hating $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill’
But Joe Biden could have, through Vice President Kamala Harris, overrule the parliamentarian.
However, being the spineless jellyfish he is has opted not to.
Biden’s word salad spewing Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters afterward:
“President Biden is disappointed in this outcome. But he respects the parliamentarian’s decision and the Senate’s process.”
Progressives Buyer’s Remorse
Personally I think it should be easier to raise the minimum wage than to drop bombs on Syria
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) February 26, 2021
On the 36th day of his presidency, Joe Biden bombed Syria, gave up on a $15 minimum wage, and didn't send out survival checks to the millions of people going hungry.
— Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) February 26, 2021
Number of voters who are gonna buy “the Senate Parliamentarian ate the minimum wage” excuse:
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) February 26, 2021
Why did we all bust our as*es getting Democrats elected to the presidency and in control of both houses of Congress if they can't do a simple thing like raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 26, 2021
Aside from the minimum wage debate, Biden has angered progressives by capping stimulus checks at $1,400 instead of the $2,000 he promised on the campaign trail.
Reneging on his promise to push the Covid-19 relief act through Congress the moment he took office.
And Joe Biden doing a complete 180 on his promise to use an Executive Order to forgive Student Loans.
The F-35 program costs $1,700,000,000,000. We could have used this cash to cancel student loans for every person in America. https://t.co/qSxWmdeGl7
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) February 24, 2021