The Democrat’s respone to the “Fight For $15” is so typical to how they’ve operated for the past three decades.
Remember in the Primary when Sanders was calling for a living wage, $15/hr baseline, and the Clinton response after months of badgering was, “okay, $12 but no higher.” They’re already starting from a compromised position! You can’t win that way.
This was the entire Obama administration.
The Republicans have done the opposite masterfully. They start at a position, the Democrats cave, and they move their demand even further to the right, AND THEN THE DEMOCRATS CAVE AGAIN! It was how the Healthcare bill went down, it’s how tax and spending policy went down, it’s how every piece of legislation under Obama went down.
I’ve so had enough of it. You can’t win anything if you show your opponent your compromised position before you even start.