By Breitbart. Mayor Pete Buttigieg scorned Christian Republicans on Tuesday for opposing a guaranteed $15 an hour minimum wage for workers proposed by Congressional Democrats.
“The minimum wage is just too low, and so-called conservative Christian senators right now in the Senate are blocking a bill to raise the minimum wage, when Scripture says that whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker,” he said, citing the book of Proverbs.
The South Bend mayor criticized Republicans during the CNN Democrat Debate on Tuesday as the candidates discussed the loss of manufacturing jobs in Michigan.
Buttigieg did not offer any specific solutions for car factory workers losing their jobs, other than worker retraining. (Read more from “‘Saint Buttigieg’ Quotes Bible to Shame ‘So-Called Christians’ on Minimum Wage” HERE)
5 Fights at the Democratic Debate
By NBC News. The health care debate within the debate centered on whether to pursue a single-payer Medicare For All system favored by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., or an alternative that preserves competing private plans.
The more moderate candidates made the case that Americans wanted to have a choice of private insurance, with some like Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and former Rep. John Delaney mentioning unions that had negotiated specific plans. . .
Similar to the first Democratic debate last month, the disagreement on immigration centered on a proposal put forward by former HUD Secretary Julian Castro that would make illegally crossing the border a civil rather than criminal offense.
Warren argued it would remove a legal basis for President Donald Trump to prosecute parents of children crossing the border and consequently separate families. “We need to continue to have border security and we can do that, but what we can’t do is not live our values,” she said. . .
The candidates agreed that they needed significant government action to confront climate change, but differed over the particulars of the Green New Deal, a resolution put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., calling for a rapid shift to renewable energy. (Read more from “5 Fights at the Democratic Debate” HERE)