For a century, Washington DC has debated over implementing and subsequently raising the minimum wage. Today, the dispute rages on with Congress currently debating establishing a $15 federal minimum wage. Democrats argue that increasing the minimum wage would help the lower class by increasing real wages across the board and lift many out of poverty. Republicans, on the other hand, continue to be against raising the price floor on the labor market, arguing that a minimum wage increase would raise unemployment citing basic economic theory as the basis of their argument. However, with the state of the current economy, Republicans talking points are no longer holding up and it may be time for the government to reconsider minimum wage legislation on both a federal and local level. Continue reading The Government Should Entertain the Idea of Raising the Minimum Wage
With the November Democratic Debate approaching, the wild race for the Democratic nomination will most likely take another unexpected twist. With that in mind, here are my four biggest takeaways from the race for the Democratic nomination. Continue reading 4 Takeaways from the Race for the Democratic Nomination
It’s the harsh reality of the situation.
Despite being one of the few bipartisan issues in politics today (Over 82% of Americans support term limits), congressional term limits have a very limited chance of being considered given current circumstances. Americans would be better off debating issues that have the possibility of reformed. Calls for term limits have been re-ignited recently due to the upcoming midterm elections. These include multiple older senators, such as Diane Feinstein and Bill Nelson up for re-election. Many politicians have been in Washington too long, but it may be unproductive to argue for term limits, given the requirements to implement such measures.
Houses Races are inherently boring. Competition is usually minimal and elections are often won before people even go to the polls. The majority of House Districts are very partisan to one Party or another. It is not uncommon for House candidates to run uncontested in many Districts dominated by their Party.
Like many other House Races, New York’s 14th Congressional District House Race would be uninteresting to follow. The Democratic Party has controlled this District for years now, consistently blowing out conservative candidates. This District has been unwinnable for anyone not representing the Democratic Party. But this year, the notion of the 14th District’s election already being won has been thrown out of the window. As Election Day nears, it has become almost impossible to predict who will win. The possibility of Republican Anthony Pappas winning in this strongly Democratic District is very real, and it has nothing to do with Pappas himself and everything to do with what’s going on within the Democratic Party.