The 2016 campaign may be long over and decided, but America could still get “berned”. The issue has been spreading like wildfire with the Fight for $15 being waged in state houses and city halls around the nation over the past several years; there hasn’t been a lot of serious talk about a $15 wage on the national level – until now!  Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT) (how can we miss him if he won’t go away?) unveiled the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 on Wednesday of this week.  The bill, which is a more recent version of Sanders’ 2015 “Pay Workers a Living Wage Act”, counts 22 democratic Senators and Congressmen among its co-sponsors. A similar bill, if not identical bill, is being filed in the House by Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN), who just lost the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic national Committee, and Bobby Scott (D-VA). Mexico must be feeling the Bern a little bit as well in that two Senators south of the border have filed legislation that would raise the minimum wage within Mexico to the same level as it is within the United States. Senator Sanders offered his support via video link this week to Senators Armando Ríos Piter and Cuauhtémoc Lázaro Cárdenas, both former members of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, sponsored the legislation within the Mexican Senate.