Minimum wage. Living wage. It’s one of the Democrats’ hue-and-cry issues, along with the war on women, that they’re hoping will save them in November. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate hoping to replace Senator Tom Harkin in Iowa, is pounding the issue.
Braley appeared with Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) on Sunday at a small Iowa business to advocate for legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The Iowa Democrat is running to replace the retiring Harkin, who sponsored the minimum wage hike bill.
Braley touted the proposed increase as a measure that would fight poverty.
“No one in Iowa should work a full-time job and live near or below the poverty line,” he said. “It’s been over five years since the last federal minimum wage increase, and the minimum wage buys less and less for Iowa’s workers.”
We’re not going to dissect his statement, but we certainly could. What we’re going to point out that first is that Braley is a hypocrite of the first order. It urns out that Mr. Braley is looking for some employees – interns – in his Washington and his Iowa Congressional offices. Here’s the snip from his Congressional website.
What happened to $10.10 per hour. What happened to, “No one in Iowa [or Washington]should work a full-time job and live near or below the poverty line.” We guess those don’t matter if you’re doing important work getting coffee and paperclips for the Congressman’s staff.
Smacks of slavery. It’s a Democrat thing.
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