$15 Not Enough! Democratic Candidate Says $22 Minimum Wage is His Plan

The fight for fifteen may have become blasé before its proponents could even claim victory.

For years, mostly liberal lawmakers have been insisting that the minimum wage in Americans be raised to $15 per hour; more than double where it lies today.  The idea here is to battle inflation, which is itself a natural byproduct of the increasing volume of interest that we see in the world today.

Those who oppose the raising of the minimum wage cite that it will only serve to exponentially increase the price of goods, as employers will soon be forced to eat this mandated increase in cost.

But some, including 2020 candidate Tom Steyer, think that even $15 per hour isn’t enough.

Democrat presidential hopeful and billionaire Tom Steyer has vowed to raise the federal minimum wage to $22 per hour should he defeat other Democrat hopefuls and President Donald Trump in November.

According to a report from Fox News, Steyer made the announcement during a campaign block party on Sunday while campaigning in South Carolina. Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have also released plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

While many states have independently raised the minimum wage to compete with the cost of living, the current minimum wage sits at $7.25 per hour at a federal level.

Steyer is a long-shot in the 2020 race, and this wild scheme may show just enough desperation to shake loose the last of his serious supporters before he inevitably drops out.