In the first question of the fourth GOP debate in Milwaukee, which focused on the economy, the question was asked whether the minimum wage should be raised to, among other numbers, $15 an hour.
Donald Trump, who answered first, gave a response one would expect: it’s too much as it already is, wages are too high, and the minimum wage should not be raised:
But, taxes too high, wages too high, we’re not going to be able to compete against the world. I hate to say it, but we have to leave it [minimum wage] the way it is. People have to go out, they have to work really hard and have to get into that upper stratum. But we can not do this if we are going to compete with the rest of the world. We just can’t do it.
Not only does the GOP frontrunner and possible fool-in-chief not want to raise the minimum wage, he thinks we are paying our citizens too much (even though Americans are working harder than ever).
The guy who makes “billions and billions of dollars” should know full well that when employees make more money and take home more, the economy grows and revenue increases.
But again, it’s Donald Trump we’re talking about. A candidate who is all talk with no real plan.
Americans already work more than the English, the French, Germans, Norwegians, and the Japanese – the United States works harder than any other industrialized, first world country. And here we have the frontrunner of the biggest political party saying our workers (who work more than anyone else) are making too much as is.
Meanwhile, income inequality is ballooning in our country while European countries see a lower rate of inequality.
This is the guy who’s going to be America’s savior? Democrats, get out and vote in 2016. American workers need more money in their pockets, not yet.
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