Sanders scored a major victory Friday when the committee approved an amendment calling for increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The self-described "democratic socialist" had repeatedly called for the increase during his surprisingly strong campaign for the Democratic nomination. Clinton, had backed a $12 minimum wage, while saying she approved a $15 minimum wage in certain places.
An early draft of the platform contained language more consistent with Clinton’s position, saying that “Americans should earn at least $15 an hour” without explicitly calling for that to be the new federal minimum.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Bernie scores one for Democratic Socialism: Demo platform to include $15 minimum wage...
I don't oppose some raise to the minimum wage as most conservatives do, but doubling it will create economic chaos, boost inflation and depress job growth.