Does McCain want to raise the minimum wage? ‘Of course not.’

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"Does McCain want to raise the minimum wage? ‘Of course not.’"

Today in an interview with CNBC, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that he wasn’t interested in raising the minimum wage:

BARTIROMO: What about a minimum wage increase? Would you consider?

MCCAIN: As long as we take care of small businesses. Small businesses right now — I see them every day — they say, You increase the minimum wage, I lay off workers. Is that what we want to do right now? Of course not.

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Although today he cited concern for “small businesses,” it seems that there’s never a good time for McCain to support a wage increase for working Americans. McCain has voted against a minimum wage increase 19 times. In the past, his excuse for opposing the increase was that it was “attached to other big-spending pork barrel.” (In most cases, it was not.)


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