Posted by Curt on 4 May, 2016 at 4:13 pm. 2 comments already!


Ben Kamisar:

In a reversal, Donald Trump expressed openness to raising the minimum wage during an interview on Wednesday.

“I’m looking at that, I’m very different from most Republicans,” Trump told CNN Wednesday about the prospect of raising the minimum wage.

“You have to have something you can live on. But what I ‘m really looking to do is get people great jobs so they make much more money than that, much more money than the $15.”

The federal minimum wage is $7.25, but labor groups have been pushing for it to be raised to $15.

During a November debate, Trump voiced opposition to raising the mimimum wage.

“I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is,” he said during the debate.

During a November appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump said the current minimum wage is too high and was slowing job growth.

“We have to become competitive with the world. Our taxes are too high, our wages are too high, everything is too high,” he said. “What’s going to happen is now people are going to start firing people.”

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