HYPOCRITES: Democrats Want $15 Minimum Wage But Most Don’t Even Pay Their Interns

A new report shows that the Democrats who are pushing for a $15 minimum wage do not even pay their interns.

MINIMUMWAGE reported:

Last month, the Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, which would hike the federal minimum wage by 107 percent to $15 an hour. However, a new Employment Policies Institute (EPI) analysis shows that the majority of the bill’s cosponsors have unpaid interns who earn $0 an hour. Specifically, at least 174 of the 184 bill cosponsors – or 95% — hire unpaid interns. (This figure should be considered conservative; members who advertise limited paid stipends were counted as paying their interns, even if they have unpaid interns on staff.)

Of those that do offer a stipend, Senator Bernie Sanders is the only member who pays an hourly wage. However, Senator Sanders’ office only pays interns $12 an hour, short of his $15 demand from the private sector.

Members of Congress might respond that paying their interns would reduce the number of available opportunities. They’re right about that–and the same dynamic applies in the private sector, where a much higher minimum wage has been proven to reduce opportunities for the least-skilled employees.

Here is the list of the Democrats that don’t pay their interns:

Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]*05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4]*05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 06/02/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 05/25/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 05/25/2017 Unpaid

If you noticed, there were no Republicans in that list because Republicans are not stupid.

Minimum wage hurts the worker!

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