Barbara Lee Just Outed Herself as the Looniest Member of Congress, Calls for $50 Minimum Wage

Democrat Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who is currently running for the Senate in California, just outed herself as the looniest member of Congress.

If you can believe this, she’s literally calling for a $50 an hour minimum wage.

Via Breitbart:

“Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who is running for late Sen. Diane Feinstein’s U.S. Senate seat, is calling for a $50 minimum wage, defending her position during a debate Monday night.

The moderator asked Lee to defend her call for a $50-an-hour minimum wage during the event, noting that it is “seven times the current national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.”

When asked how that would be economically sustainable for small businesses, Lee immediately said that she owned and ran a small business for over a decade, creating “hundreds of jobs, benefits, retirement benefits, [and] also health care benefits.”

“I know what worker productivity means, and that means that you have to make sure that your employees are taken care of and have a living wage in the Bay Area,” Lee said. “I believe it was the United Way [that] came out with a report that — very recently — [said] $127,000 for a family of four is just barely enough to get by,” she said, pointing to another survey that identified $104,000 as not being enough for one person, essentially classifying them as low income “because of the affordability crisis.”

She added:

And so, just do the math. Just do the math. Of course, we have national minimum wages that we need to raise to a living wage — you’re talking about $20, $25 — fine, but I have got to be focused on what California needs and what the affordability factor is when we calculate this wage.

Lee ultimately failed to answer the question.”

Wonder if it’s too late for Barbara Lee to get a refund on her college education?

My guess is she in truth understands basic economics and is pandering to those who do not in order to get their vote.

While Rep. Lee has always had a reputation for saying outlandish and ridiculous things this takes her clown show to a whole new level.