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A Democratic socialist candidate for Congress in Washington State is proposing a $30 minimal wage, saying that the present push for a $15 minimal wage is an “antiquated demand.”
Rebecca Parson, who’s working for Congress in Washington’s sixth district, tweeted on April 21 that the minimal wage needs to be elevated to $30.
“$15 minimal wage is an antiquated demand. It needs to be $30 per hour,” Parson tweeted.
Parson added that “$30 is the ground,” and known as on folks to mirror on why they “punch down on poor folks” whereas praying to “Saint Elon.”
“1 grownup supporting 1 child wants $30 an hour throughout the nation. Rural, city, suburban: $30 is the ground. As you say your nightly prayers to Saint Elon when you go to sleep tonight, mirror on why you punch down on poor folks as a substitute of up at your heavenly billionaire,” she added.
“No person needs to be poor within the richest nation on Earth,” she added.
Parson joined the Democratic Socialists of America after Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gained her bid to affix the U.S. Home of Representatives.
Parson misplaced Washington’s nonpartisan major election for the sixth Congressional District seat in 2020, gaining a share of simply 13.5% of the entire vote, which interprets to 35,631 votes.
Rep. Derek Klimer, D-Wash., by comparability, gained the first election by receiving a complete vote share of 47.3%, which interprets to 125,019 votes. He went on to win the final election.