Here’s a good rule: when AOC says anything be quick to fact-check it. Because you can be certain, she didn’t fact-check it herself.
The socialist has a long history of making major claims, but often she is in the wrong. Rarely does she admit this. She even lashes out when people call her out.
The media are on her side, defending AOC when she is often wrong. Her latest crusade is to bump up the minimum wage to $15/hour—despite reports that say this will cost millions of jobs.
She claimed Denmark was already doing this. There’s just one issue with that…
From Fox News:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., omitted a key detail on Wednesday while comparing the U.S. federal minimum wage to the wage paid to Danish McDonald’s workers…
There is one thing Ocasio-Cortez’s argument left out, though: Denmark doesn’t have a nationally mandated minimum wage. Typically, trade unions work to keep wages above $20, but there is no federal wage, USA Today noted in a fact check last month.
Ooo! So, close AOC, but no cigar! The Democratic socialist, when fighting for a $15/hour wage, cited Denmark’s McDonald’s workers’ $20/hour wage.
She suggested that because they have such a high wage, then the U.S. government should mandate a higher wage.
The only problem is… Denmark doesn’t have a government-mandated minimum wage. In fact, a simple search online would have revealed to AOC that Denmark is actually only one of 5 developed countries that doesn’t have one!
I mean, she couldn’t have picked a worse country to reference to defend her cause.
In reality, Denmark’s unions fight to keep wages over $20 an hour. That is very different from the government requiring a set wage.
In fact, that suggests workers fight for a higher wage and companies negotiate until both sides are happy. Kind of like the workers have to earn their salaries, huh?
Very different from what AOC wants. But when has she ever let the facts get in the way of her bogus demands?
- AOC claimed Denmark had a $20 minimum wage.
- She used this as a reason to force the U.S. minimum wage to $15/hour.
- In fact, Denmark is only one of five developed countries with no minimum wage.
Source: Fox News