In a press release, the organization mocked those against the wage hike writing, “Senate Republicans blocked a vote to raise the minimum wage yesterday, for a number of SUPER SERIOUS REASONS like 'jobs' and 'small business owners' and 'the economy.'”
NOW dutifully repeated the Democrat talking point that the existing $7.25/hour wage “is not a living wage” and that “it is not a wage that will lift you out of poverty, but it is a wage that will keep you there.”
The group also claimed that the change would help “5 million people escape poverty” and that it would say the United States “about $4.6 billion a year.”
To conclude, the group alleged that conservatives simply do not care about the lower class and that the proposal was a “market correction”:
Conservatives will tell you that raising the minimum wage will result in job losses, but the current wage is so low, a raise is actually a market correction. People will still have jobs, but they’ll be jobs workers can actually live off of. Poverty wages only help corporations and the politicians in their pockets. People are left entirely out of this conservative calculus.