Millionaire son and grandson of millionaires John Ellis "J.E.B." Bush had something to say yesterday about the federal minimum wage:
“We need to leave it to the private sector,” Bush said. “I think state minimum wages are fine. The federal government shouldn’t be doing this.”The "smart Bush" made his remarks yesterday to a collection of yahoos in South
At the same time, these grifters want people to believe they're concerned about income inequality, which raising the minimum wage would address directly. Why? Not for philosophical reasons, of course:
- 75 percent of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage to $12.50 by 2020
That's right. As usual Republicans are on the wrong side of public opinion and want to fudge their positions as much as possible. (This is a Hart Research Associates poll, but similar results have been seen by Pew Research and others.)
This is Bush the "moderate conservative" that the "mainstream media" is so desperate to sell to us, when he's same old reactionary Republican in the same old reactionary Republican party that gave us the "slumlord budget" the other day. Nice try, though.