Monday, January 19, 2015

Romney, Obama want middle-class boost; Not Walker

Republican Mitt Romney gets out his Etch-a-Sketch and wants middle-class wage growth.

Democrat Barack Obama will make concrete proposals about just that in Tuesday's State of the Union Speech.

"Original" Tea Partier and part-time Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has said he opposes any increase in the state's $7.25 hourly minimum wage and sees no need for a minimum wage, period.

You know whom else thought we could do without a minimum wage? Michele Bachmann:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) formally kicked off her presidential campaign yesterday, painting herself as a Tea Party candidate who is ready to lead the country back to prosperity (even if her former chief of staff doesn’t think so).
Today, in classic Tea Party form, Bachmann reiterated her long-held belief that a federally mandated minimum wage is a job-killing federal regulation that may need to be abolished.
In 2005, Bachmann told the Minnesota state Senate that abolishing the minimum wage could “wipe out unemployment completely.” When Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos asked her for evidence to back up that claim today, Bachmann struggled to find an answer, initially dodging the question before finally referring to the minimum wage as a regulation that is “inhibiting job growth” and saying it needed to be examined:
Twenty-one states raised their minimum wage on January 1st.

More proof that Walker is not as nice as he claims.

Kinda puts a damper on Walker's 'fresh-face' self-serving meme.

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