Democrats & The Poor: The Truth

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Democratic proposals, policy, and rhetoric on the poor.

Democrats Pushed For Minimum Wage Increase To $12/Hour. “Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D., Va.) are set to introduce their measure Thursday afternoon. The lawmakers say their proposal will lead to wage increases for nearly 38 million Americans and “help more families make ends meet.”” [Wall Street Journal, 4/30/15]

Democrats Stopped Republicans From Blocking Predatory Loan Protections For Soliders. “House Democrats successfully knocked down a GOP plan early Thursday morning that would have blocked predatory lending protections for American soldiers. … The bill would have imposed a one-year delay on new Department of Defense rules designed to shield military families from abusive terms on payday loans and other forms of expensive short-term credit. Politicians frequently seek to delay measures in order to buy time to marshall the votes needed to fully repeal them.” [Huffington Post, 4/30/15]