- Dec 11, 2006
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/09/romney-on-minimum-wage-we-out-to-raise-it/?hpt=hp_t2Washington (CNN) - In a break with many in the Republican Party, Mitt Romney says he backs a move to raise the minimum wage.
"I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said Friday morning.
"I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Romney added in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Romney's comments come a week after a bill pushed by Senate Democrats to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour failed to garner the 60 votes needed to pass. Only one Senate Republican voted for the measure.
So, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he agrees with Democrats that the minimum wage needs to be raised in order to help boost the economy. Less than two years ago, this guy was America's savior according to the GOP, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Will some Republicans reevaluate their positions and start supporting wage increases, or will they just try to brush him off and attack him for his support of wanting to provide Americans better wages?