19 Mar '12, 6am

Politicians Don't Know The Minimum Wage, But Know It's Too Much | Care2 Causes

Politicians Don't Know The Minimum Wage, But Know It's Too Much | Care2 Causes

When politicians run for office, they are supposed to represent all of their constituents. But how many of them really are in touch with the every day struggles of the working class. In fact, how many of them even know what the minimum wage is? Very few. It became all too apparent when three Republican candidates vying for the party nomination in Missouri were asked whether they knew the federal minimum wage, and whether they would agree to raise it. All three unanimously agreed that there should be no increase — despite the fact that they had no idea what the current wage was. As Think Progress reports, “The candidates’ explanations for not wanting to raise the minimum wage ranged from nonsensical (Brunner said his business gave ‘better than the minimum benefits’) to extreme, with Akin calling for scrapping the minimum wage altogether. ‘I don’t think the government should...

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