Spiking CBO Report, CBS Boosts Bernie’s Plan to Ram Through Wage Hike

Nicholas Fondacaro | February 8, 2021
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On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office published a 17-page report breaking down the devastating harm a $15 an hour minimum wage would do to the American people. Ignoring the soaring unemployment, price increases, and mounting deficit, CBS Evening News lamented President Biden’s apparent willingness to drop the wage hike from his coronavirus relief package. They also touted the plan from socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to ram it through anyway.

Despite the fact, the CBO found “employment would be reduced by 1.4 million workers,” CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang refused to tell viewers about it as she talked about Biden’s change of tone. “The President's relief package calls for money to set up more sites and a $15 an hour minimum wage, though he admitted the chances of that are slim,” she said.

From there, she took to boosting a plot to have Democrats ram the wage hike through no matter how damaging it was.