Republicans at Tuesday night’s debate argued against a minimum wage hike across the board, despite a growing trend in polls on both sides of the aisle indicating that even Republican voters are beginning to support a higher minimum.
Extreme, right-pandering Donald Trump argued that the current wages in the US are “too high,” an idea that almost any American would disagree with. Trump’s outrageous remarks didn’t stop there as he also called for the mass deportation of illegal immigrants. “Dwight Eisenhower,” Trump said, “You don’t get nicer, you don’t get friendlier, they moved a million and a half people out. We have no choice.” Trump is referring to the operation by Eisenhower dubbed “Operation Wetback.”
Ben Carson, Dr. Malpractice himself, changed his previous stance from May when he said,”I think, probably, it should be higher than now,” to now declare, “I would not raise it.” Carson claimed that a minimum wage hike would disadvantage young black men in particular.
Marco Rubio argued that raising base wages would be a disaster; “If you raise the minimum wage you’re going to make people more expensive than a machine.”
Republican politics appear to have taken another step back in time as they undercut the concept of a fair wage and instead pander to those who don’t quite understand what fiscal conservatism really means. Steal from the poor and send hard working immigrants packing; business as usual in the Republican party.
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