Thursday, May 1, 2014

And Now They're Moving Backwards

Not content with letting the minimum wage stagnate for years on end, prominent republicans are now actively calling for the elimination of a federal minimum wage altogether.  Because when unemployment is high and workers are at the mercy of their employers, that's when you want to make sure there is no floor to what Walmart can get away with paying their associates.
Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to block debate on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10. In an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Coburn was asked whether he thought the current minimum wage of $7.25 was sufficient. 
"I don't believe you ought to interfere in the market. My theory is if Oklahomans want a minimum wage, we ought to have it," he said. "I don't believe there ought to be a national minimum wage."
Happy International Worker's Day everybody!

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